Cake decorating is an awesome process. You have a plain canvass with which you can create anything. This inspires some but strikes fear into the heart of others. Follow these 3 simple steps and your next cake creation will come to you much more easily.
Look At Some Pictures – Sites like Wilton have loads of ideas for the beginning cake decorator. Take a look at some creations. What do like about some? What do you dislike about others? Take some notes. What kind of decorations resonate with you? Cake decorating, like any other art, must start from the inside. Once you have a better idea of your likes and dislikes, the decorating will flow much more easily.
Use A Plate To Practice – Once you have an idea of the kind of decorations you want to create make a practice batch of frosting and pull out a nice flat plate and begin to practice your creations. Without the pressure and finality of frosting your cake, this practice time will give you a chance to find your groove and explore more fully your experience with cake decorating. Like anything else, the more you practice, the more you will be able to relax and enjoy the process.
Take A Picture – Take a picture of your final creation. Take some more notes on what you like about it, what could be improved upon, and what your overall experience felt like. Yes this may sound a little artsy, but, folks, this is an art form and as with any artistic endeavor, self-introspection is the key to success.
Follow these steps and the creative process of cake decorating will unfold.