3 Simple Tips on Decorating your Cakes and Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we know that if you like baking like we do, you have a delicious home-baking project lined up ^_^!

So when you bake those cakes or cupcakes and frost them, here are some tips to help you with the garnishing and decorating.

1. Add color to your frosting:

When you’re making your frosting, it’ll probably be white or a creamy color. To spice things up a bit, add a drop or two of food color to make it look more colorful. You can add red, pink or even a light purple. Food powder colors can be found at any major supermarket for about Kshs. 25 to 30. You can also use liquid or gel/paste colors which you can get at cake supplies shops such as Topserve Ltd for about Kshs. 350 – 375.

Pink colored Frosted Cupcakes

2. Add some sprinkles to your cake or cupcakes:

You can also add some sprinkles to your frosted cupcakes or the borders of your frosted cake to add even more color. You can get a small packet of sprinkles (or Decocceli) at Topserve ltd; its 100/- for 45 gms. Some supermarkets such as Nakumatt also sell large bottles of 350gms at around Kshs. 400.

Sugar Sprinkles (Courtesy: pipandebby.com)

3. Garnish your Cake borders and frosted Cupcakes

You can garnish your cakes or cupcakes with slices of fruit such as oranges, lemons, strawberries or cherries. You can also use fondant flowers, found in cake supplies stores or major supermarkets starting from Kshs. 200 and above.

Lemon & Orange garnished cupcakes

We hope these simple tips will help and if you have any questions, suggestions or comments – please feel free to comment below. Enjoy this sweet month of February ^_^!

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen. We have both online and practical/physical classes. We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).

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