Baking a basic cake is relatively easy. Decorating it nicely is an entirely different matter. If you're used to just slapping icing on top of a cake, here are four simple ways to level up your decorating skills with just a spoon and a fork.
Typically you'd use a piping bag to decorate a cake with icing. The problem is piping bags can be a pain to use and they can be intimidating for beginners. YouTube channel Bigger Bolder Baking goes through four different cake decoration patterns you can achieve by using either a spoon or a fork:
- Basket weave
- Ripple effect
These techniques are very beginner-friendly. Even if you're a seasoned baker, these techniques can help you decorate a cake in a pinch.