Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What is Cake Designs?

Cake designs uses icing or frosting and other cooked decorative essentials to make otherwise simple cakes more visually attractive. Instead, cakes can be molded and sculpted to be similar to three-dimensional persons, places and things.
In many areas of the world, decorated cakes are often a main attraction of a special celebration such as a birthday, graduation, bridal shower, wedding, or anniversary. Cakes are really attractive because of the beautiful designs fitted on a certain celebration.

Cake Designs Procedure

This video talk about on how to do a simple and cute scroll pattern in a whimsical wedding cake.You can design any way you want and it can help you in cake designs that you desire to do. It use a disposable pastry bag with a small  tip inserted on the bottom and it  is a medium size writing tip.

Prepare batter for any cake; feel free to use a mix. Bake in 2 (8-inch-round) cake pans according to the guidelines. Cool the cakes on wire racks according to the guideline. Put frosting between the layers so the finished cake. Cover the outside of the cake with a layer of wax paper, so that the layers are perfectly straight. chill the cake overnight or until it's solid. After you chill the cake remove cake from pan if you used a pan for stacking the cake layers. And create a design you want. Remove the wax paper from the cake. Use a decorating spatula to spread frosting over the cake. Use a pastry bag with decorative tip you want to use.

Techniques in Designing a Cake

There are three essential in designing a cake the steadiness of the icing, correct pastry bag positioning, and controlling the pressure of squeezing the bag. Cake designing is requires patience as well as three essential components for the perfectly decorated cake. 

Steadiness of Icing - A slight steadiness of icing is best for creating leaves      and vines as well as any type of writing. The firm steadiness of icing is best for creating complicated patterns that need to last without running. There are some factors that affect the steadiness of the icing these are the temperature, the wetness, the ingredients and the equipments.  

Correct pastry bag positioning - It is important holding the pastry bag incorrect angle as well as the direction And the back of the pastry bag is keen. 

Controlling the Pressure - Discover how to apply the exact amount of pressure so that the icing lines will show flawless and should master to hold the pastry bag. Heavy pressure is use when you are adding a large amount of icing on one area while light pressure is use to small amount of icing.