My mother always said that once you learned to bake, the rest was – well – just icing on the cake. I have always subscribed to this philosophy as a homemaker, and mother of three. Many of the neighborhood parents like to go out to the shops and buy their kids cakes, but not me. At first they were disappointed. My youngest, on her fifth birthday, tried to pick out a Barbie cake from the local Baskin Robbins, and practically threw a crying fit when I told her, “No way, Jose”. Then I smiled and told her that I would make one myself. I had the perfect cake decorating ideas to make it a birthday to remember.
Cake decorating ideas are easy for young children. What do they like? Flowers, hearts, simple designs, and figurines. But for the Barbie cake, I had some cake decorating ideas that were barely short of completely inspired, and that is no lie at all. I took some miniature figurines that I found at a craft store that looked just like barbies. I then got a pink toy car and put it in the middle of the cake, filled with the little barbies. Around that car I put hearts, flowers, and little ice cream cones filled to the brim with frosting. Sure, my cake decorating idea did not stick exactly to the theme, but do you think I got any objections? As I said to my daughter, “no way, Jose”. My cake decorating ideas worked brilliantly
There are thousands upon thousands of cake decorating ideas for every occasion. On our anniversary, I baked my husband his favorite. It was a German chocolate cake with shaved dark chocolate on top. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water, even now! It was delicious. Now most cake decorating ideas for an anniversary will call for really fancy calligraphic lettering that looks all nice and formal. But not for my husband. Sometimes the best cake decorating ideas are the ones that show that you know someone. I used those little candy letters that they use on kids cakes. He just loves to eat them, and I can barely keep him away from them at the kids birthday parties. Another one of my cake decorating ideas that was quite a success. Let me just say to you that our anniversary went off without a hitch, and I ain't kidding. It was wonderful!