It was snow much fun making this Winter Onederland to celebrate my nephew Miles’ first birthday! I was a little nervous with my friend Tim coming to join in the cake decorating fun, because let’s be honest, there is really only room for one chef in the kitchen, especially one as small as mine! It turns out… we actually work pretty well together! I think this cake adventure was even disaster free.
With every cake adventure I seem to learn a few good cake decorating tips:
- Definitely apply a thin crumb coat to your cake before icing, especially with white icing. I recommend refrigerating the cake for 15-20 minutes after applying the crumb coat, to provide time for the icing to set.
- Sugar cubes are amazing for winter wonderlands: ice blocks, igloos, snow, the opportunities are endless!
- Insert a toothpick in fondant figures to secure the figures in place on top of a cake.
- In order to minimize the mess, add sprinkles immediately after icing before the icing has opportunity to set.
Confession of a *wannabe* foodie….. While I always make homemade icing, I occasionally , okay frequently,cheat on the cake and filling, if I am decorating a cake. Before I started decorating cakes, I had no idea you could buy pudding in cans, but it turns out that canned pudding is pretty fantastic as a cake filling.