This is a collection of lots of easy Homemade cake decorating ideas for beginners. These simple cakes are made with no fancy tools and require very little time.
Easy cake decorating ideas for beginners is probably one of the most common requests I get from my readers a.k.a YOU! I have listened to you and made a lot of easy cakes over the years and I finally went through my blog archives and put together this collection in one place to help you. You don’t need any fancy tools to make these simple cakes. Most of them are decorated with candies, cereal, flowers, sprinkles e.t.c… things that you can easily find at your grocery store. Many of these simple cake designs are also easy to make with kids and that’s always so much fun! So, let’s get started with this collection of easy cake decorating ideas for beginners….
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Arrange store-bought meringues around the edge of the cake for a crunchy alternative to piped-frosting rosettes.
5. Cookie Balloons
Spread several vanilla wafer cookies with frosting and top with colored sprinkles. Cluster on the cake and form the balloon strings with licorice shoestrings. (Knot them for extra effect.)
Thinly slice 1 quart of fresh strawberries. Starting from the outside perimeter, place a ring of strawberries around the cake, points facing out. Continue layering concentric rings around the cake until you reach the center. Carefully brush with ¼ cup warm seedless raspberry jam.
3. Candied Lemons
In a small saucepan, bring ¾ cup water and ¾ cup sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add 1 thinly sliced lemon and simmer until tender and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and let cool completely on a rack before placing on the cake.
2. Gumdrop Roses
Lightly dust a work surface with granulated sugar. With a rolling pin, roll 3 gumdrops to a thickness of ⅛ inch, then cut the rounds in half crosswise. Roll 1 piece into a tight bud and pinch it at one end to form the center of the flower. Place the remaining pieces around the center, overlapping them slightly and pressing them together at the base. Trim the bottom to form a flat base before setting it on the cake.
Arrange the chocolate candies in geometric patterns. Try alternating large disks with clusters of miniature ones.