{Simple} Cake Decorating Ideas

Want to roll your sleeves up and get elbow-deep in icing? Okay, maybe you’re not that intense, but if you are looking for some simple cake decorating ideas, I think you’ll enjoy these photos.

On a side note, I know first hand what it’s like to be elbow-deep in icing. Many moons ago I spent  4 years as a cake decorator and we used to mix up our butter cream in a giant industry grade mixer and then fill up trash can-sized containers of this sweet stuff. Man, that was some messy (yet sweet) work. I think I sort of miss it.

Oh well, here are some cake decorating ideas that will require A LOT less icing!

 cake decorating ideas | layers

Spruce up the inside of your cake by making colorful layers that will be revealed once the cake is cut.

cake decorating ideas - ruffles

Learn how to decorate a stunning ruffled cake with this great video tutorial.

cake bunting

Do a basic white icing and then top the cake with a simple DIY bunting (you can use paper, ribbon or mini poms).

donut holes on cake

Better yet? Top the cake with cake balls or mini donut holes rolled in sprinkles (I love this look)!

I hope these ideas inspire you to whip up some icing! Speaking of icing, I’m on the hunt for a go-to  recipe. Do you have a favorite? Share in the comments or on our Facebook page — I’d love to try it!

Sources: Rainbow LayersRuffles, Bunting, Donut Topped.

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5 Comments on {Simple} Cake Decorating Ideas

  1. Bird
    October 18 at 8:46 am (6 years ago)

    So many yummy and cool ideas!! I’m not a great cake decorator, but these examples look very doable indeed! Thanks Tori!!

  2. Half Price Deals
    December 5 at 3:55 pm (6 years ago)

    I like the multicolor layers. My kids would love this one. I also like how high it is. The only downside that I can see is that I would have to bake each layer separately.

  3. Moving
    December 9 at 4:18 pm (6 years ago)

    The cake with the little flags reminds me of a celebration.

  4. J
    November 24 at 9:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I know this is an old post, but the link is still floating around Pinterest – several of these images have been lifted from a blog called I Am Baker, and used without links or credit. I’m sure it was done without malicious intent, but it should be respectfully corrected. :)

    • Tori
      December 3 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

      Hi J — you’re right this is a really old post (pre-Pinterest!). However all the sources are indeed credited and linked. You will see them listed at the end of the post and if you click the images you will be taken directly to the other sites. Thanks for stopping by!


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