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 CAKE DECORATING

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The art of taking a baked cake and applying frosting or icing and other decorations often including flowers, usually for a special occasion

Popularity
Cake decorating is popular and many people make a good living out of the whole process. Many will be involved in the actual baking of the cake also.

Location
Generally a kitched or a bakery will be the prime locations as the whole decorating process can be quite involved with complex decorations being applied

Age
People of all ages can get involved in cake decorating, children will always want to help mum with the icing and invariably the initial experience leads to wanting to do more.

Ability
Beginners should start with basic decorations before progressing onto more elaborate designs. Practice is needed to control a piping bag correctly

Description
In the UK there is a long tradition of cake decoration. The more serious decorators will bake their cake using traditional methods of baking and apply various decorations including icing, marzipan, buttercream, etc. The majority of decorated cakes will either be for birthdays or weddings and will start as a fruit cake or a sponge

Dedication
Special tools are needed for complex cake decorating, such as piping bags (which may be fitted with various tips or nozzles) and syringes. Cakes wil be finished with iced piped borders and adorned with a piped message and maybe a decoration such as a bride and groom for a wedding cake. Wired sugar flowers, marzipan fruit, piped flowers, or crystalised fruits or flowers such as grapes or violets can also be added.

Cost
Piping syringe, piping bag with various tips. If making the actual cake, the cost of indgredients.

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