Now I am all about easy cake decorating tips. That’s why I’m going to show you 4 fun ways to decorate a cake using simple forks and spoons.
The first one I’m going to show you is how to make stripes with a spoon.
All you want to do is dip your spoon in warm water. Dry it off and gently drag it into your frosting just going along a straight line. And straight away you start to see these lovely rustic lines form—that’s how easy it is to do this.
If you don’t have a spoon, you can always use a knife for this technique. And if you’ve watched my Funfetti Cake recipe you’ll see me use this exact technique to make that beautiful cake. So there you go, the stripes look really great.
Creating The Basket Weave
Our next technique is how to create a basket effect with a fork. All you have to do is go along a little bit one way…and then down the next way. Along…and down. Along and down the whole way around the top of your cake. Now usually when you see this technique on a cake, it’s done with a special nozzle. But not here. We used a simple fork to get that same beautiful effect. Along and down. Just keep on going.
Creating The Swoop
Another technique is a Swooping effect. Using a nice warm spoon, just rub your spoon into your frosting waving it back and forth and back and forth. And as you can see you get this rustic-looking frosting. The beauty of these techniques is that they’re rustic and beautiful. There’s really no wrong way to do them.
Creating A Ripple Effect
What you’re going to do here is just drag your fork in your frosting using those prongs and just lift up your frosting giving a rough edge. As you can see it creates a lot of texture and it looks really unique.
So that’s it, four simple fun techniques to decorate a cake using spoons and forks. These cake decorating techniques are for beginning Bold Bakers to advanced ones—they’re for everybody!
For more cake decorating check out my recipe for Rolled Fondant and my master recipe for Buttercream Frosting.
I got these ideas from msn.com. They have lots more fun tips you should check out.