Cake Decorating

Cake Decorating

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It’s easy to see when a cake decorating job is well done, with impressive finishing touches and cake decorating techniques such as perfect roses, borders or fondant accents. Here you will get Wilton step-by-step rundown of the essential prep work and cake decorating ideas everyone must learn before starting to decorate

Icing cakes

Cake decorating techniques for the perfect icing job
See the cake decorating techniques for icing an immaculate, crumb-free surface every time.

  • Using a spatula
  • Using decorating tip 789

Types of icing for cake decorating

Choose the right type of icing for decorating cakes
Use the right icing for your cake decorating job. Consider flavor, texture, climate and other factors when choosing.

  • Types of icing

Coloring icing and fondant for decorating cakes

Cake decorating ideas for adding color to icing or fondant
Whether adding color to icing or fondant for cake decorating ideas, it is easy.

  • Coloring and flavoring fondant
  • Coloring icing
  • Color chart
  • Tips on colors

Cake decorating techniques

Get step-by-step cake decorating instructions
From amazing royal icing flowers to dramatic fondant bows, our step-by-step cake decorating instructions and ideas make cake decorating easy.

  • Decorating with buttercream
  • Decorating with fondant & gum paste
  • Decorating with royal icing
  • Decorating with candy

Cake decorating basics

Cake decorating techniques for choosing the right decorating
Here are cake decorating techniques for how to get your bag and tip ready and master pressure control.

  • How to choose decorating bags
  • Bag Position
  • Filling the decorating bag
  • Folding parchment triangles
  • Pressure control

Decorating cakes with fondant

Learn a variety of fondant techniques for cake decorating
How do you cover a cake perfectly smooth, without wrinkles or air bubbles? The flexibility of fondant is your secret weapon for perfectly-decorated cakes.

  • Round cakes
  • Shaped cakes
  • Square cakes
  • Star cakes
  • Pillow cakes
  • Fondant amounts to cover cakes

Icing recipes for decorating cakes

Various incing recipes for cake decorating
Wilton kitchen-tested recipes were formulated to yield the best cake decorating results.

  • All icing recipes

Decorating shaped cakes

Cake decorating ideas for shaped cakes
Here are simple cake decorating ideas to follow when decorating shaped cakes in buttercream icing or rolled fondant.

  • Using buttercream
  • Using fondant

Icing consistency for decorating your cake

Choosing the right icing consistency for decorating
Just a few drops of liquid can make a big difference in results. Try different consistencies to see what works best.

  • Icing consistency

Decorating cake boards

Methods for decorating cake boards
Don’t detract from your beautiful cake with an unsightly board – decorate it with fanci-foil, tuk-n-ruffle, or fondant!

  • Covering the cake board with fanci-foil
  • Adding tuk-n-ruffle to cake boards
  • Covering cake board with fondant

Cake Decorating ideas

Browse creative cake decorating ideas

  • 3-Dimensional cakes
  • Birthday cakes
  • Baby shower cakes
  • Princess cakes

Cake recipes

Bring cake ideas to life with time-tested recipes

  • Batters
  • Fillings
  • Cheesecakes

Making cakes

Cake decorating begins by making the cake

  • Baking cakes
  • Baking time, batter amount, and serving guide for 2 in deep pan
  • Tiered cakes serving amounts
  • Filling cakes

Tiered cake decorating designs

Building tiers for cake decorating designs

  • Stacked construction
  • Cake stand construction
  • Global pillar set construction
  • Combination pillar & stacked construction

Displaying, transporting and storing cakes

Great cake ideas for displaying, transporting and storing

  • Cake stands
  • Transporting cakes
  • Storing cakes

Cake cutting guides

Helpful cutting guides for cake

  • Party cake cutting guide
  • Wedding cake cutting guide

Cake icing ideas

Coloring icing for cake decorating designs

  • Icing recipes
  • Icing chart
  • Coloring and flavoring fondant
  • Coloring icing

Learn cake decorating with wilton classes

Learn cake decorating from the professionals at the Wilton School

  • Find classes near you
  • Take classes at the Wilton school

Cake Decorating Classes

Call today to enroll in upcoming cake decorating classes (309) 764-5689 Saturdays: 4 Week Class-Each course $25