Have Your Cake …

and decorate it, too! They say we eat with our eyes first, and what could be more enticing than a beautifully decorated cake luring you into its decadence?

Tune up your toolkit

Before you get to baking, there are some basic tools you’ll need to ensure a flawless finish:

Rotating cake turntable to help keep your creation steady for icing, piping, smoothing or creating more detailed designs
Serrated cake or bread knife for leveling and splitting layers
Offset palette knife for applying frosting evenly
Pastry bag with tips for decorating
Cake smoother for smoothing frosting and making decorative markings and patterns
• And of course, your trusty Thermomix®, for expertly blending frosting and creams and whipping fluffy cake batter

Layer on the flavor

One of the quickest and easiest ways to add the wow factor to your cake is with brightly colored layers in a variety of flavors that can double as frosting. To ensure your layers are picture perfect, always be sure to cool each layer first, then add a crumb coat of frosting to lock in the crumbs and freeze for 15 minutes before the final coat.

Layer cakes - make the inside shine!

Top it all off

Bringing in unexpected toppings like lollipops, fondant designs, and marzipan cutouts will impart a festive element that’s sure to dazzle your guests and is perfect for celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. For playful marzipan, simply knead in gel or liquid food coloring, roll it out, cut into the desired shapes and stick them onto the cake. If the marzipan becomes sticky or overworked, dust it with a bit of powdered sugar.

Toppings - transform a simple sheet cake into a work of art

Set yourself up for success

Before you tackle decorating the cake, it’s important to have a good foundation, so follow these important tips for ensuring the most delicious base to unleash your creativity.

• Read the whole recipe before you begin.
• Gather all your ingredients together first to make sure you aren’t missing anything because interrupting the process could cause your cake to flop.
• Bring all your cold ingredients to room temperature (butter and eggs). This is a crucial step so your batter doesn’t break.

The most important thing is to have fun. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unique designs, cut-outs, and topping combinations. Adding your own personal touches to your cake makes it special and with Thermomix®, you’re guaranteed a quality outcome every time.

Chocolate cakes

Personality in every bite

Touches of color and fresh fruit can transform a your cake into a work of art. Sauces and syrups offer a showstopping alternative to frosting. And layering gives you endless possibilities!

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