Some tips on decorating cakes at home
Cake – it's really not easy, but if you are full of enthusiasm and ideas, not only cooking, for example, honey cake, but its decoration would be you. Please be patience to implement all their imagination while decorating with a maximum degree of accuracy.
The main rule when working on the decoration of birthday cakes – keeping it simple! The design should be minimally time-consuming, because moderation, including the use of food colorants – the key to elegance and palatability of any food. In the preparation of homemade cake, especially for the little ones, it is possible to dream of ornaments or pictures using jellies, creams, fruits, nuts (cashew, almond or hazelnut), chocolate, powdered sugar and various sweets. It should look like in one color, gracefully complementing each other.
Remember: if your child turns just one, it is better to use only natural products or those that will not cause the child allergic reactions. In addition, if you decide to decorate, for example, cottage cheese or yoghurt cake with cream, is not to overload it with oil creams and chocolate glaze, in turn, can ruin a cake.
Special fixtures for decorating a birthday cake
Decorating holiday cake with cream, you can use a pastry bag. It will help to make flowers, stars and much more – it all depends on the number of available nozzles. If you do not have a pastry bag, you can use a plastic bag. Importantly, he had no holes. The mistress should just fill it with cream, then carefully cut off the corner and squeeze the cream on the cake or the roses, or stripes.
Using a conventional kitchen knife you can cut any shapes out of fruit. If you use mastic when applying for the necessary drawing knife will be your faithful companion. And, with ordinary toothpicks you can make a beautiful contour drawing. After drawing putty is ready, it is worth it to paint. For this you can use a dye for food and a regular brush to paint. Do not forget about the special candy beads: they can decorate the edges of the cake or draw them a phrase associated with a significant event.
Advice 2: How to decorate cake jelly
Make bright beautiful jelly for decoration cake is very simple. And if a little dream, the dessert will be an ornament to any table. Sweet treat is made based on fruit, berries, juices, dairy products. Pour the molten mass is possible even rose petals or flowers of cornflower. Homemade cake is also decorated with figurines carved from frozen jelly, but you can still do the whole flapping in the wind layer with the slices of various fruits.
You will need
- Jelly for the manufacture of the figurines:
- - gelatin (30 g);
- - berries (250g);
- - food coloring;
- - water (2 cups);
- - sugar (0.5 cups);
- - cookie cutters;
- - thin knife;
- - a tray or large platter.
- Fruit jelly:
- - gelatin (2 tbsp.);
- - fruit juice (1 glass);
- - water (1 Cup);
- - fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries);
- - split form.
Jelly for the manufacture of figurines.Boil and cool kettle with water. Pour a glass of water in a bowl and pour all the gelatin out of the bag. Leave to swell for half an hour.
Disassemble the berries. If you plan to make multi-colored figures, then pour Jell-o in different containers. Transparent bright colors you can get from cranberries, black currants, cherries. White opaque jelly obtained from milk or cream, the green color can be made by adding dissolved gelatin food coloring.
Rinse the berries and squeeze the juice. Crush the berries in a juicer or in a blender. Obtained pure juice put in the fridge, cake and pour a glass of water, add the sugar and boil for 5 minutes. Strain. Broth pour into a saucepan, and thick throw.
Melt the soaked gelatine in a saucepan on a slow fire or in a water "bath". Strain the liquid into a saucepan with berry mixture. Bring to the boil and pour in the juice from the fridge. Stir.
Pour hot jelly onto a tray and shaped molds. The layer should be no thicker than 1 see Put in the refrigerator to harden.
Remove from the refrigerator frozen jelly. To jelly well behind the walls and bottoms of the shapes, drag a few seconds with a jet of hot air from a hair dryer on the reverse side of the tins or tray. A small container can be dipped in hot water. Ready jelly figures out of the tins nicely, place on a homemade cake.
Make figures out of a thin layer of solidified Jell-o on the tray. They can be cut special shaped molds for cookies. And you can make a knife for himself the outlines of simple figures - leaves, stars, circles.
Fruit jelly.Soak gelatin in a glass of boiled cooled water and leave for 30 minutes.
Spread top of cake with a thin layer of a suitable taste of jam or marmalade. The cake should be in the form of detachable so that the sides were above his level.
Completely melt the gelatin over low heat and strain. In the transparent liquid pour fruit juice and again bring to a boil.
Cool the jelly until slightly chewy state and pour it on the surface of the prepared cake.
Beautiful place berries raspberries and blueberries in the still liquid jelly. Leave the cake to harden in the refrigerator.
Try to color jellies and fruit used in harmony with each other.