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Decorate a Cake in 20 Minutes with Swiss Haus Bakery


By Swiss Haus Bakery 

Have you ever seen cakes that looked like people spent hours just designing it? Do you fear not having enough time or making your cake look terrible? Find out how to decorate a cake in 20 minutes with tips from Swiss Haus Bakery in Philadelphia.

Plan your design.

Don’t just start decorating straight away; taking a few minutes to decide on a colour scheme and design can be the difference between a masterpiece and a disaster.

Gather what you need.

Make sure you have everything you’re going to need to decorate your cake somewhere you can get to easily and check that you have enough of it, you don’t want to be running to the shops halfway through decorating because you’ve run out of icing.

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Ice your cake.

Choose a type of icing which is suitable for your design. You can either ice the whole cake (top and sides) or just the top; either method can look good if done tidily. Add food dye or cocoa to your icing before putting it on your cake if you wish to change the colour.
  Adding lemon juice or flavouring to your icing won’t change how it looks, but can make the cake taste much nicer.

Make a border.

You may choose to pipe icing around the bottom, or maybe just tie a ribbon around it. A border makes your cake look more professional and tidies up the bottom.

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Write a message on your cake.

Depending on the occasion you may wish to write a message for the receiver of the cake. Try to keep your message fairly sure, as writing on cake will be much larger than normal handwriting and is time consuming. You can use either writing icing or cake markers to write your message on the cake.

Add extras.

Finish off your cake with candles, sprinkles, edible stickers or anything else you can find to decorate your cake with. Most extra decorating items can be found in supermarkets. Try to keep the extras simple and don’t add too many.

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Take a look at your cake.

Does it need more icing or decorations? Make sure you haven’t missed anything!  Store your cake in an airtight container until it is time to present it to the person you made it for.   

About Swiss Haus Bakery

"Swiss Haus Bakery bakes the finest Cakes, Pastries, and Cookies using century old European recipes that have been a Philadelphia Tradition for over 85 year. At Swiss Haus, we use only the finest ingredients and take great care to make your wedding, birthday, anniversary or special occasion extra special. All of our products are baked fresh with love and care at our location. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by our cafe for a nice hot cup of coffee or tea and bite into one of our delicious treats.  Swiss Haus is certified Kosher by the International Kosher Council.

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