Basics Of Cake Decoration?

Decorating By saraalvi Updated 16 Apr 2010 , 1:27am by indydebi

saraalvi Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 12:52am
post #1 of 2

Can somebody please explain me the basics of cake decoration? like what is icing and filling and what do u use fondant for and gum paste and ganache?? i really want to learn all this. can u guys help me learn cake decoration though i have been baking cakes for few yrs , now i want to try different shapes and decorating them. how do u make tiered cake??
thank u for helping me

1 reply
indydebi Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 1:27am
post #2 of 2

Welcome to CC, the best resource for all things cake!

The best thing you can do is set aside a whole Saturday afternoon, with a big glass of iced tea, in front of your screen and just start reading ALL of the forums and the threads. I did this when I first found CC and was just enthralled with all of the great info I found on here!

I always told my brides: "Icing is what is on the outside of the cake. Filling is what is on the inside of the cake. All icings can be used as fillings. Not all fillings can be used as icings."

Here's the Wilton site link on how to assemble tiered cakes:

HEre's a basic cake decorating technique page:

Quote by @%username% on %date%