Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Edah Deborah

Founder & Owner of: EbonyDebbie

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Food, Healthy Living and Successful Living Writer

The feeling of creating something from scratch and then knowing you did it yourself is fulfilling. Now you know how to bake cakes. That cannot be all you would like to know. Baking a cake doesn’t really ends when you bring it out from the oven. Go a step further, get creative, bring out your creative side and get decorating. Cake decorating gives you the opportunity to bring out your artistic side.


Sometimes having the courage to try is the biggest obstacle one has to overcome. You might make mistakes at the beginning but it is okay. Do not let that deter you from what you want to achieve.


The first thing you have to do is learn how to make your own cake icing or covering. Butter cream icing and fondant icing are the most common type of cake icing used. Once you learn that, the sky’s your limit. Homemade icing has its own unique taste. It doesn’t taste like the ones bought from the store. It is cheaper and one bright side is that it can be tinted to any color. To get started check out my recipe on butter cream icing and fondant icing.


Knowing the type of tools to use for a specific decoration gives you an edge over the next cake decorator that uses anything. Cake decorating tools in the market are so much. They are like paint brushes in the hand of an artist, the irony here is that cake decorators also use paint brushes. For butter icing you need piping tips. They can be attached to a piping bag. They come in different sizes and different tips. Essential piping tips include round, open star, closed star, basket weave, petals, U-tip and drop flower.. While for fondant icing you will need cutters and there are so many shapes of cutters.


There are a million things that can inspire decorating a cake. Cake decorating is a fantastic way to fully express your creativity. The basic key is practice practice practice. You might find that you not get that perfect rose yet. But with time and a lot of practice you will. Perfectly decorating a cake can take time. Even professionals take their time when decorating a cake. It can become overwhelming before you know it. Professionally decorated cakes can take a lot of time, generally as from 2 to 3 days, at times even more.

Article Credits: Edah Deborah

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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  1. Umbrel 4 years ago

    I certainly do want to try my hand at cake decoration; the precision..the detail…the craftiness of it all seems like something that would fit my personality.

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      ebonydeb 4 years ago

      from the sound of it, it would definitely. but i would advice to start from the basics, which you can find on my blog ebonydebbie.com

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  4. sarafoodilish 3 years ago

    will keep on following your blog as i am new in baking 🙂 need all the advice that i can grab 🙂

  5. Dians Cooks 3 years ago

    very interesting. thank you for posting this.

  6. missmollylove 3 years ago

    Great advice! I love baking. Always wanted to become a pro at cake decorating. I think I’m pretty good at it, but nothing too elaborate

  7. Darie.T 3 years ago

    Very informative !

  8. Deepa Binu Jacob 3 years ago

    Really great, nice and informative

  9. LaCrunchyPinecone 3 years ago

    Very informative, & I think I’ll give it a try 🙂

  10. Love this ??

  11. Navneet Kaur 3 years ago

    Lovely post!

  12. Terrant 3 years ago

    One thing i learned is that fondant works like sculpty which means there is an entire new world out there with additional ideas.

  13. miss_ananya 3 years ago

    I really like how this post’s focuses on inspiring us to decorate the cake rather than showing us the designs and asking us to copy it, and then calling it a guide! It does its job because I want to give it a try !

  14. lincolnlifesite 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on Lincoln Life Blog.

  15. 1girlonejourney 3 years ago

    Really great advise.
    Completely love your post.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Our Mixed Box 3 years ago

    Cake decoration! This is a different article! Thank you I think I will try it ?

  17. Asha Bharati 3 years ago

    Wooowww I love this post !

  18. Donna from MyOBT 3 years ago

    Great article! Thought you should know your hyperlink to your website is wrong. I wanted to see more of what you’ve written!

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