Cake decorating has got to be one of the most therapeutic things in life. Working with frosting, buttercream, fondant, and chocolate coatings is a dream!
While cakes are here to stay in 2020, cake decorating trends are expected to change. These trends are expected to result in fun cakes that are easy to prepare and effective.
The experts at Divine Specialties have listed their cake decorating predictions for the year 2020, let’s have a look!
Textured comb frosting
This year’s going to be big on texture. Texture can easily be incorporated into a cake’s frosting with a cake comb. Texture adds a three dimensional effect to the cake with minimum effort.
Buttercream is the best to work with for such a cake. You can use store-bought or prepare it yourself. Store-bought buttercream tends to have better results because it contains shortening that holds its shape better.
After crumb-coating your cake, apply a thick layer of buttercream. Use a cake scraper to smooth down the frosting and make sure there are no air pockets. Next, use a textured comb to create texture in the frosting. Use steady pressure all over the cake and go over the area multiple times for maximum definition.
Piping tips are most often used to ice cupcakes and garnish a layered cake; however, in 2020 we’re going to do more! Use a large star nozzle to create roses on your cake for a professional look and feel. You can use multiple frosting colors for the best effect.
Another way you can use star piping tips is to create a large rose on the top of the cake. Begin frosting a swirl from the middle of the cake and work your way out. You can continue piping your way around the cake to give the illusion of fabric too. The best thing about such cake decoration is that you don’t need a perfect crumb coat.
Gold leaf is a simple and effective way to make anything look extra special. When you don’t have much going on with your cake decoration, gold leaf is the way to go. It also works with cakes of all colors.
Once your cake is frosted well and chilled in the fridge for a few hours it’s time to add the gold leaf. Apply the gold leaf in a scattered manner around the cake. It transfers easily and looks stunning!
Naked cakes were quite a popular trend for weddings and we’re expecting to see more of them in 2020. Naked cakes have a rustic look that’s so chic. They’re easy to prepare since you don’t have to spend your time perfecting the frosting. Since frosting can hide a multitude of sins, naked cakes need to have a perfect sponge that’s evenly baked.
Prepare for all your cake decorating needs with Divine Specialties. The online baking supplies store offers wholesale ingredients like cocoa powders, chocolate coatings, and chocolates for you to buy. This online store delivers all over California and there’s free shipping on all orders above $99, so fill your carts!