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Is there anything better than cake? Have your cake and eat it too, right? We’ve done a lot of blogs of dessert buffets and candy bars, I figured we should approach the subject of cake. Preferably with a hungry stomach. So, the beauty of cake is that it can be display for any event and can be customized to match pretty much any theme or style. Fondant and Buttercream can both be fashioned into funky designs and colored different tones to match your decor. Plus, regardless of what you do on the outside, the cake filling flavor can be anything you want!
There are a few things to know about cake design:
Fondant Icing (With Fondant Bow Decorations)
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Complete this look with an Contemporary Cake Stand. Fondant cakes can be heavier, especially with details and added decorations, so stick with a supportive cake stand that can hold the weight. Let the details speak for themselves and avoid a cake topper unless you’re using a simple one. Cakes with lots of intricate detail or special effects can be made from fondant because it can be sculpted like clay.
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With cake you can see the intricate details and the fondant flowers look good enough to smell! Decorate with edible pearls and use a simple plain scrolled cake stand as to not attract details away from your cake.
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The key to buttercream is to avoid heavy decorations and intricate designs because butter cream can move in the heat. Not drastically, but it can become a little well, melted. So when you’re decorating your cake frosting with butter cream try keeping it simple and using a cake topper instead. This cake has little birds and you can easily recreate the look with our Love Birds Cake Topper. Pick any cake topper to match your decor or get creative and make your own with these Wood Cake Toppers. With some paint and creativity you can create great DIY Cake Toppers to look like you!
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Decide what you’re looking for in a cake: do you want personality or do you want stunning traditional? Not to say you can’t do both, but once you pick which is a priority you’ll have an easier time brainstorming. Here are a few questions to cover:
1. Do you want a white cake?
2. Which frosting do you like better for looks AND taste?
3. Do you like round or square? It’s important when picking your cake stand.
4. How many mouths do you have to feed?
5. Will there be other cupcakes or desserts, as well?
If you’re stumped on ideas take a look at our Candy Buffet Supplies section and our “Cut The Cake” Pinterest board for ideas! Don’t stress too much about the dessert just focus on making it delicious and look nice. Unfortunately, the dessert is typically served last and therefore might not be eaten by every guest. But remember that tradition states that the top tier of your cake is saved for your anniversary so be sure to pick what flavors you and your significant other like.