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  • Cake Decorating

  • Cake Decorating BasicsButtercream icing is the best icing for taste and good decorating results.

  • Adding Color to IcingThe trick to coloring icing is to add the color a little at a time and to mix it in well before you add more. Use paste icing color for most cake decorating.

  • Icing the CakeDecorations on a cake look their best when the cake has a smoothly iced surface. Start with a level cake surface.

  • Icing the Cake Put layers together with icing

  • Icing the CakeIce the top of the cake first.

    Cover the sides and smooth out icing

  • Types of BagsDecorating Bags hold the icing and decorating tips so you can create all kinds of decorations.

    Coupler -tool that lets you change tips on the decorating bag so you can make borders, flowers, and other trims using different tips on the same bag of icing.

  • Decorating BagsDisposable Decorating Bags-clear, plastic and good for fast decorating.

    Parchment Bags-you can make a decorating bag from parchment paper.

  • Filling a Decorating Bag1. Remove ring from coupler and push the coupler into the narrow end of the bag.

    2. Mark the bag with a pencil where the lower threads appear.

    Remove coupler and trim bag at pencil mark. Push the coupler back into the bag to expose the bottom threads.Position a decorating tip over the coupler and screw the ring in place. To change tips, remove the ring, replace the tip and ring.

  • Filling a Decorating Bag

  • Filling a Decorating BagTo fill a bag, cuff open end over your hand. Use a spatula to fill the bag to full of icing. 8. Twist the end of the bag closed, forcing the icing down into the bag and tip.

  • Basics of Decorating1. Consistency Flowers require a stiff consistency icing

    Borders require a medium consistency icing

    Writing and leaves require thin consistency icing

  • Basics of Decorating

    2. Bag Position 90 angle-the decorating bag is held perpendicular to the surface of the cake.

  • Basics of Decorating45 angle-the decorating bag is held at a slight angle to the surface you are decorating.

  • Basics of Decorating3. Pressure Control- the amount of pressure applied to the decorating bag, as well as the size of the opening in the decorating tip will determine the size of the icing decoration.

  • Novelty Shaped Cakes1. Ice sides and other areas per instructions smooth.

    2. Outline details.

  • Novelty Shaped CakesPipe in facial features, small details, window, doors, etc. Cover areas with stars, stripes, zigzags or hair.

  • Novelty Shaped CakesAdd message.

    Edge top and base with borders. Attach flowers or trims.

  • Buttercream Icing1 cup solid vegetable shortening1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract4 cups (1 lb) confectioners sugar2 Tablespoons water or milkCream shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, beating well on medium speed. Add water or milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.