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5 Tips for Beginning Cake Decorators

Prepare the Cake Before Starting to Decorate it

Before the icing hits the cake, there are a few things that can be done to ensure that the cake will start off in the right direction. Most cakes will have a bit of a rounded top when they come out of the oven and leveling the cake layers will ensure that they lay flat on top of each other. When applying the icing, apply it liberally using a bag with large icing tip or apply it with a spatula. Smooth it out using the spatula but without letting it drag across the actual cake where it may drag crumbs into the frosting mix to get a great base coat of frosting on the cake before beginning the more fanciful decorations.