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    Default Help me with cake decorating!

    It's DD's 4th birthday soon and although we aren't having a party, I want to make her a pretty cake. Normally SIL makes it or we have got it done professionally but this year I want to try and do it! SIL makes amazing cakes though so if I show up with something crappy then I know I will get told that I should have just let her make it. I'm not much of a baker so was thinking about even buying a plain cake and doing the decorating, anyone got any tips that are pretty easy but will make it look super pretty? Show me some of the cakes you have made, any help is appreciated!!

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    Well I guess no one has any ideas lol

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    Cake decorating is a pretty broad topic with tons of different decorating styles and techniques.

    Perhaps if you had a theme in mind and some overall idea of what you're trying to achieve you might get some more help

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    I just stick stuff on my cakes like maltesers, marshmallows, kit kats, etc to pretty them up as I have no skills (well, I haven't even tried fondant or anything yet...).

    I go go with what my kids like the best and make it.. My son loves maltesers and jaffas so I popped them on a cake that I smothered in ganache..

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    this is was the middle, I cut it and stuffed ganache in there too. Yum!

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    This is was my daughters cake. Huge pink freak, loves those 100's & 1000's biscuits and marshmallows.
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    Tinted a vanilla cake blue for my son and added his fave stuff..
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    This pig one is super famous on Pinterest. And really easy!!

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    I agree, the easiest way is to buy pretty lollies and ribbon to decorate. Buy a packet mix and tint it a pretty colour. I did a rainbow theme for my DD and tinted 5 layers 5 different colours. You could just do 2 colours if you wanted to make it easier. Then I put smarties all over it and cut the rainbow shape from a rectangle cake. A round one with ribbon, etc would be just as pretty. You could also buy pre-made fondant (in various colours) and use cookie cutters to cut out some shapes. Love-hearts or stars or whatever? Search google images for inspiration! And have fun! Its the satisfaction from doing it yourself that counts


 

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