Looking for Cake Decorating Tips, that will not only help you but also save your money?
I have a few tips that I've found works best for me. Some of them well-known and some might not be so familiar - well not that I know of. My purpose of sharing these tips with you, is to help you decorate quicker, faster and with less expensive tools.
When I started my cake decorating journey, I did not have money to buy all the tools, I had to improvise. I have learned a few from one of my best friends in the Cake Decorating World and copied lots of tools by just using something similar, and up till this day, I still use them.
I hope this page will help you during your journey. Help you save money so that you can use it on the tools that really matter.
I have found the best free tool you can use to determine how to mix colors. Sometimes we want an olive color or we need to know how to make black or even Barney Purple. This tool will help you do just that. It is also fun to use as you can actually play a game teaching you to mix colors correctly. Play around and see what I mean.
Just remember to come back here so you do not miss out on any new tips and tricks.
Most Cake Decorators have cell pad that they use to do frilling and thinning out the petals for flowers, but I just use normal foam - the type you will find when you buy a new computer? It is soft and are smooth on the one side and points on the other side. I also use it for forming flowers. I prefer this type of pad mostly because it is not so hard and therefore you can't press too hard and tear the petal when you thin it out.
Other cake decorating tips are glue that can be used to attach fondant pieces or creating flowers. It is the magic glue in my Cake Decorating World and is called: Egg white! Now you might wonder if it really works. I've been using it forever and have you ever seen a chicken fall apart! Try it, it is cheap and works instantly.
Just not overuse as it will make the fondant very sticky. You can also use water as an alternative or make your own glue. Just pop a small ball of fondant in a bit of water. Warm it in the microwave, stir and you have a sweet sticky glue.
All cake decorators use polystyrene dummies, why not use polystyrene platforms for your flowers to dry on or even little balls, to create certain figurines. I use the platforms for my roses to dry on toothpicks. Also use it to build a base for carved cakes, especially car cakes - it is light and can easily be cut to size.
You can also use a polystyrene ball, cut in half and form anything that you need a dome for, such as a teacup! See the pictures below.
Purchasing your first tools, are so much fun, but can be a daunting and expensive task as you do not always know what you really will use. The last but not least of all the Cake Decorating Tips are: One specific tool that you will not find in the market are very small circle cutters - I mean small enough for a figurines eyes. The options available to you are piping nozzles and straws.
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