Your cakes taste good. It’s okay if they aren’t as pretty as someone else’s cakes. You really want your cakes to be the centerpiece of the dessert table. You want people to Ooh and Aah when they see your cakes. So what are you doing wrong? You get the same icing as everyone else. Maybe icing the cake to look pretty is just not your forte. You avoid icing a cake because you know it will not be pretty when you are done. And cupcakes, well you can just forget cupcakes
Trying to get icing on a cupcake is like trying to keep snow from melting in the oven. It is an impossibility. Just ask yourself these questions:
1 – Don’t you wish sometimes you could decorate and cake to give to someone special on their birthday?
2 – Are you tired of buying bakery cakes and wishing you could do that yourself?
3 – Decorating cookies can be just as frustrating and with the holidays every year. Wouldn’t you like to make something that didn’t just taste good, but looked good too?
4 – Have you tried using a pastry bag?
5 – They say it is so easy! Was it easy for you?
6 – How many times have you ended up with icing all over the place and the icing on the cookie or the cake still looked bad?
7 – Have you ever tried using a plastic bag by snipping the end off?
Then a friend of mine suggested taking a cake-decorating course being offered by our local hobby and craft store. Since I wasn’t doing anything, I thought I would go check it out. My life has not been the same since. My cakes look wonderful and after taking a few more of the advanced decorating classes I am much better at decorating than I was. Instead of avoiding baking cakes to ice, now I make excuses to bake cakes just so I can practice more on my decorating skills. My husband is complaining about the weigh he is putting on and I tell him to go work it off. To be honest, he loves my cakes now better than before.
Then one day it hit me. If I could compile everything I have found on the web and place at people’s fingertips, they will have an easier time find information than I did. So that’s what I did. I am on my way to being an expert cake decorator and you can too. Find the classes or the type of instruction whichever works best for you and get started just like I did and in no time you will be decorating cake and cookies like a pro!