I’ve been working on cake decorating lately… a lot. In fact, I’ve been making 1-2 huge, multi-layer cakes like every single weekend. Anyone want some cake?
Basically, I’m not great at cake decorating. I can hold my own with cupcakes, but full cakes are a whole new beast for me. So, I’m working with simple techniques while I get better at leveling and building the cakes, and there’s definitely been some improvement!
This is one of my best so far- looks wise and taste wise. We’ve got a super fluffy vanilla bean cake with a light coffee buttercream. Mocha cake is a super delicious variation of this as well, if you want to go with chocolate cake, or chocolate buttercream with the addition of coffee. I prefer vanilla though, which is where I went today.
To decorate, I just used a small off-set spatula and dragged it around the frosted cake in rows. It’s probably the second-easiest method I’ve tried so far, with just a rough frost as number one.
Honestly, even if this doesn’t turn out super pretty for you (I have made so many ugly cakes in the last few months, seriously it’s a skill in it’s own way) it still tastes amazing!
On another note, if you already have the ability to decorate really pretty looking cakes, I totally envy you.
Hello and welcome! My name is Nicole, and Dough-eyed is a food blog for people who want to bake for their family and friends in high-altitude areas. Think of me as a friendly voice there with you in the kitchen, here to give you confidence when you're baking, and to help you with the struggles of baking at high-altitude. Come back every week for new recipes, tips, and advice on high-altitude baking!