Birthdays are a great time to celebrate the people that we love. Of course one essential part of a birthday is a birthday cake. Making your own birthday cake is a fun way to celebrate your special day. If you are making one for your children or your significant other, be sure to have them involved in the cake making process. This is a great way to build some memories together. Instead of heading to the store for a cake, make one yourself. Here are some easy tricks for decorating a birthday cake.
One of the great things about making your own birthday cake is that you have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of colors. You can use all sorts of dyes to change the color of the frosting and to make it look spectacular. Don’t forget to get some sprinkles and other cake toppers to add even more color to the cake.
Another great thing about decorating a birthday cake is that you can choose what shape you want the cake to be. You don’t always have to stick to a square or round cake. Mix it up by playing around with a few different designs. You can even use cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the cake to give it a new look.
For kids, consider making fun shapes like dinosaurs, dogs, cats, horses, and even snakes. Kid’s love to eat birthday cake when it is shaped differently and they definitely love to destroy things that look cool. If you are really creative, you should try and make a birthday cake that is shaped like an alligator. It’s definitely a lot of fun to decorate! Flowers, globes, and buildings are actually pretty easy to make. Use some Twinkies to make the petals on a flower and use some different colored frosting to decorate them.
A fun way to decorate your birthday cake is to pick a theme for your birthday. A themed party is always fun because you get to experiment with a number of different things. Choose a movie to base your birthday on. Think how cool it will be for your son if you did a transformers theme or how fun it would be to do a Disney Princess theme for your daughter! You should even pick a fun theme for yourself. If you are a Star Wars junkie, go with that for a theme and have a good time. If you are clever, you will even be able to bake your birthday cake in a circle and decorate it up like it is the Death Star!
Tired of sticking with frosting and sprinkles? Why not try out some fun decorating ideas? A fun decoration to add to the cake include edible characters and pictures. You can have your picture on the cake and then have a fun time cutting into it and eating it. Edible characters are great for kids cake’s that are following a theme like a baseball theme or princess theme. If you can’t find edible decorations in the stores, go online and start looking for some. Be creative with the frosting and use different types of piping techniques to add to the look of your birthday cake. If you are adding candles to the cake, look for some fun and creative ways to add them into the design of the cake. Perhaps you can create a cake that has a jungle theme and the candles can be the torches that light the way. Let your mind water and don’t be afraid to get creative!