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How To Do Birthday Cake Decorating

How To Do Birthday Cake Decorating

Donna and Sam from the Buttercup Cake Shop show you how to decorate a birthday cake. These decorating techniques will help you decorate your cake like a professional. This recipe features edible glitter and butter-cream icing.


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  • icing sugar
  • sugar paste
  • premade cake
  • edible glitter
  • butter-cream icing

Step 1: Roll your Sugar Paste

Put a dash of icing sugar on your work surface. Use a rolling pin to smooth out the sugar paste. Roll out the sugar paste until it is big enough to cover the top and sides of your cake.

Step 2: Drape your Cake

Unroll the sugar paste over your cake so it neatly covers it. Take a pallet knife and cut off any excess sugar paste. Apply some border piping, use a star tip to pipe icing along the edge where the cake meets the board.

Step 3: Decorate your Cake

Colour some butter-cream with dye and pipe to the top of your cake for some colourful decoration or add a happy birthday message. Add some edible glitter and any other decorations you fancy. Serve.