(Closed) Decorating a plain cake

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cwharrison: I don’t know anything about cake decorating, but I know sometimes at Michael’s they have classes – maybe that could help. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i took cake decorating and learned some simple techniques.  the wilton classes are usually 50% off so only about $20 bucks.

some ideas: ribbon, fresh flowers, cake tattoos from duff or martha stewart, cake stencils…in the classes you will probably learn some simple flowers like calla lillies, carnations, mums (my favorite), fondant bows…

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t bother with classes if you are comfortable just doing a buttercream frosting.

For the top I would do fresh flowers-simple, beautiful

you don’t need the extra piping, decorations or ribbon.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

How about doing a naked cake? They seem very simple and easy to do.

This was Hilary Duff’s cake and one of my favs.

ETA: Sorry for the large pic & WOOT! I’m now a Buzzing Bee Tongue out

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Sylvia Weinstock uses all sugar flowers on her cakes.  They can be bought premade, and are very easy to put on the cake.  www.globalsugararts.com is my source.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I think there’s a cake on Martha Stewart that uses paper flowers. You can definitely look up tutorials for making paper flowers in your colors and decorate with the paper flowers.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would definitely get some flowers you like – and that’d totally go with your farmer’s market vibe.  The flowers took my cake from boring to pretty (see below).  One thing I’d recommend though – if you’ll need to put them/have someone put them on the cake more than a couple hours before the reception or its warm at all I’d try to get some water picks  (like this) for them though so they don’t dry up or wither.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would frosdt it in butter cream and add flowers or rock candy. I think you can even make rock candy at home if you want to, Michaels sells it on stick too. 

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