Summer Cake Decorating Ideas
We have three ideas to end your summer with some fun cake decorating
ideas for you and your kids- Swimming Pool Cake, Beach Ball Cake and
a Flip Flop cake.
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Swimming Pool Cake Ideas
Bake a cake for a 2 layer round cake. Allow to cool and fill your
cake layers. Add a layer of frosting along the sides. Frost
the top of your cake blue and wavy for a water look. Measure the
sides of your cake and cut fondant strips to fit the sides of your
pool. Add details as you'd like.
Ladder and Slide Swimming Pool Party Cake Instructions:
- Create a slide from fruit strips or fondant
place along edge of pool, running down into blue icing.
- Make a ladder from pretzel sticks under your slide
- Place teddy bear crackers on
ladder (as though they were climbing)
- Also place teddy bear crackers in the blue icing.
- Add more details as you'd like such as lifesavers, gummy
savers, skittles for beach balls, etc.
How to Make a Beach Ball Cake
Prepare your icing colors and bags in the colors you'd like your
beach ball to be. This cake was made into an ice cream cake
so we had to work
First crumb coat, add a layer of frosting to your cake. With a clean
ruler divide and make a straight line where you want your stripes to
be. Using black frosting and a round tip make black lines. Or white
lines if you prefer.
Start filling in your ball color by color. I finished each color
with a zigzag design on the end.
To smooth the color, I added frosting in a sloppy fashion and
smoothed it with a wet finger or knife dipped in water. If you are piping stars
it will just be a matter of
piping stars within each stripe.
To finish it off, I cut out a circle using a cookie cutter and a
small piece of white fondant.
Beach Ball Cupcakes
color white sugar in colors you'd like for the
Make a ball template out of waxed paper by drawing 6 triangles and
cutting one triangle out. Lay your template on a frosted
cupcake and sprinkle colored sugar in each section moving cut out
section as you go around the cupcake.
Top with a small circle out of white fondant. You can also do this
technique using colored icing rather than colored sugar.
Flip Flop Cake
Flip Flop at the Beach Cake by Joanne Clifton (Fredericksburg,
Using long loaf pans bake cakes according to package directions.
Allow the cakes to cool before you cut your flip-flops. The process
of shaping can be difficult for complex cakes - especially if you're
a cake-decorating novice, but the simple flip-flop design shouldn't
give you much trouble.
Create a template by tracing a large flip-flop onto a piece of
regular or wax paper. Using a sharp knife, cut around the template
placed on the cake.
Frost your flip-flops in the color of your choice, using piping tips
add additional details and designs. Designs could be polka dots,
plain color, stripes, squiggly lines. Thick piping tips are
suitable for the straps or, for an extra burst of flavor, apply
strips of taffy, licorice or fruit roll-ups. Be as creative as you
want - using these or other candies to form stripes and other
patterns on your flip-flops.
With the flip-flips decorated, you're ready to move onto the base.
To decorate like the beach sprinkle crushed graham crackers over a
basic white frosting surface and position your flip-flops on top of
the "sand;" personalize with writing or other decorative details.
Enjoy these fun ideas to celebrate your busy summer!
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