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Wedding Cake Decoration - Tips for a Stunning Cake

Jun 5, 2008
What could be more fun than decorating a wedding cake? Weddings are those big special occasions for which a fancy and pretty cake was invented. If you are an avid cake decorator, you will definitely want to make sure that you decorate a wedding cake someday. There are so many different ways to decorate a wedding cake that you can truly let your imagine roam freely as you decorate to your heart's content.

Getting Ideas for Wedding Cake Decoration

One of the best parts of decorating a wedding cake is the gathering of ideas. There are so many different ways to go with wedding cake decoration. There are many fine books and magazines that you can consult in order to get ideas about cake decoration. Although it can be a lot of fun to look for wedding cake decoration ideas, you will find that it can sometimes be a little daunting, especially if you are on a time deadline of some kind. The best thing is to take your time with finding the perfect wedding cake decoration. That way, you can choose a design that is well suited to your tastes and that you know you can handle.

Experiment With Different Wedding Cake Design Options

Sometimes you are not sure that something will work until you try it. This is especially the cake with wedding cake decoration. What may look pretty in a professional photograph, and what may seem like a good idea in your head, may turn out completely different when you actually try it. Give yourself the time and space to make sure that you can explore and experiment with different wedding cake design options.

Stock Up On Your Wedding Cake Decorating Supplies

Decorating a wedding cake is no simple task. Before you get started with decorating the wedding cake you will be working on, make certain that you have all the decorating supplies that you need on hand. One of the biggest things that can go wrong when you are working on decorating a wedding cake is that you run out of supplies midway through, or you realize that you are missing a key tool. Although it can sound easy enough to have all of your wedding cake decorations on hand, you will find that there are a lot of smaller wedding cake decorating supplies that are very easy to misplace. So make sure that you have every single cap and pastry bag and paper cone and icing and filling and confectionary that you need to complete your proposed wedding cake design seamlessly. Always double check your cake design notes and ideas to make sure that you will be able to pull off the design.

Do You Have the Right Kind of Wedding Cake Accessories?

Another important consideration that can be easy to overlook is to make sure that you have all the right kind of wedding cake accessories. You will probably want a special cake table or stand. You will want to make sure that you have the right kind of table so that the wedding cake can act as a centerpiece. You will also probably need a special platter or foundation to work on the cake decoration that you can easily move onto a table. You will want to make sure that you are working on a solid, smooth surface that you can also move easily so that you can transfer the wedding cake to its table or stand without problem.

Practice is Key to Wedding Cake Decoration

The only way to make sure that you can create a stunning wedding cake decoration is to practice. There is simply no substitution for acquiring the steady hand that only comes from many hours of practice. You may want to practice with smaller cakes. And you can even practice on plastic cakes. You can order a cake decorating practice kit that lets you practice on plastic.
About the Author
Josephine Gauttier is the author of the popular eBook "The Art of Cake Decorating". You can learn more about cake decorating at http://www.artofcakedecorating.com
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