If I can decorate a cake like this, so can you. Over the years you’ve seen my talents as a cookie and cake decorator develop and I found this particular cake decorating technique both simple and straightforward– especially if you’re a beginner. I honestly still can’t believe I can decorate a cake like this!
After applying a thin coat of frosting around the assembled cake, called a crumb coat, I divided the remaining frosting between 3-4 bowls. I tinted it my desired colors, which you can find in the recipe notes below, filled piping bags with 1 or more colors, then began applying swirls, roses, and hydrangea-looking flowers all over the cake. It’s best to begin at the bottom of the cake and work your way up. I think a “plain” section on top looks really pretty, but feel free to cover the entire cake.
This design is so much easier than it looks and if you mess up, just cover it up with another rose/swirl/hydrangea!!! Have fun with it and know that you are your own worst critic. I thought the pictured cake had so many flaws and you know what? I’m the only one who cared. Present this cake to anyone and they’ll be incredibly impressed.
Watch me decorate in the video below. I hope the video gives you the confidence to try decorating this way. (The blue is darker in the video cake because I accidentally squeezed more gel food coloring out. Oops!)
PS: here is the pictured cake stand. I have the 8-inch (large) size.