Cake Decorating Patterns
Cake decorating patterns are an easy way to decorate a cake. There
are several ways you can use a pattern and we'll discuss the
different steps you can take to decorate with templates and
Buttercream or Chocolate Transfer
and a chocolate transfer.
Both of these methods take a picture, template or pattern and fill
in the design. For a buttercream transfer you use frosting and for
a chocolate transfer you use melted chocolate. The image is frozen
or hardens and you place your image on a frosted cake. The
advantages of doing a transfer is it is easier to trace the
details in your image.
Frost around Pattern
Frost around your pattern
In this method you lay your pattern on an unfrosted cake and frost
around it. Once you lift up your pattern, you will see an empty hole
where the pattern was laying. This will be the outline of your
pattern. Pipe black frosting with a writing tip around the edges and
fill in details. This outline method allows you to free hand inside
the design. It is easier if you pick an image with not too many
Very similar to number 3 is laying your picture down on a
already frosted cake. Trace in the frosting the outline with a
toothpick. Pipe around edges with black writing tip and fill in
details on top of the frosted cake.
Using Cookie Cutters
Use cookie cutters for an easy decorating technique. Draw an outline
with a toothpick and fill in the design.
Using Fondant Cut Outs
Use a coloring page or one of our cake decorating patterns, lay it
on rolled out
and cut out the outline with a sharp knife. Lay on a
frosted cake and add details as needed.
How to Paint a Cake Method
To paint a cake you will need:
- Clean paintbrushes
- black frosting-either
homemade or you can buy black frosting in a tube
- Bake, cool and frost your cake
Find a picture you like either online or in a kids coloring book.
Cut your picture out and draw the outline of your design with a
toothpick in your frosting. If you are worried to place your paper
right on your frosting layer a sheet of waxed paper or lightweight
cardboard like a cereal box under your picture and cut the design
out of waxed paper. Then place the design on top of your frosting
and outline with a toothpick.
With your black frosting
use a tip 1 or
2. This is a writing tip and you will fill in the lines of your
toothpick outline with black frosting. You can use a different color
icing for the outline if you'd like.
In small bowls, color your icing whatever colors you will need for
your design. You will use a basic buttercream frosting.
Using a pastry tip #2 or #3 and the icing color you desire, fill in
each section. Then with a paintbrush smooth out your frosting.
Painting using Food Writing Pens
You can buy food
s that you can use for decorating. You use them just
like normal markers but they are safe for food. These work best
writing on fondant frosting, royal icing or directly on sugar