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A birthday cake forms part of birthday celebrations. It is a form of food used as a dessert for a birthday meal. A cake is normally made in appreciation of persons celebrating their birthday. The appreciation is expressed in different ways, say, writing ‘happy birthday’ followed by the name of the person and the number of years It could also be done by placing a number of lit candles, equivalent to the age of the person on top of the cake, which is mostly done for children below 12 years of age.
Cakes are either home-baked or ordered from professional bakers. There are a lot of ways to decorate a birthday cake, It can be done by use of icing and other edible decorating elements such as fruits, to change the look of a plain cake in to an interesting one. Decorating allows the bakers to express their creativity and gives them a pleasant experience.
A birthday cake can be decorated by its shape. Cake shaping is done using uniquely shaped cake pans. For kids, you can do a favorite cartoon shape, say, the Mickey mouse. Cakes for Christmas could be made into bell shapes using a bell cutter, Christmas tree shape, or father Christmas using father Christmas embossed cutter. We have recently seen people using the shapes of pots, bibles, ship in the ocean, love heart or a table set shape, giving an impression of dinner ready.
The shapes are made through the use of cake cutters, which are available in stores. From this, you already have an idea of how far your imagination can go. This makes a lot of difference even with the guest appetite. people are used to round, square, or rectangular cakes. It is good to give a unique look by simply changing the shape.
The cream will also give your cake a beautiful decoration if you know how to play with it. Here is an example, using whipped cream which is an alternative to store-bought frosting, give your cake a different texture and look. Mix the different types of frosting with cream cheese. Make sure you play with it to give a particular texture. One can also use some fruit glaze with different coloring.
Cake toppings are also decorations in their own way. Use fresh fruits, fake flowers, nuts, or plastic toys very small in size for a kids cake. They make the cake look attractive, and people will be curious to know what is on top. How you mix your color means a lot to a decoration since certain colors go well together.
While using white icing, place pink stuff like flowers or toys and pink sprinkles on top of the cake. While using red fruit glaze, put a border of whipped cream around the cake. This will surely give a glamorous look. While selecting a theme, consider the age of the person, a princess theme could do for a girl turning sixteen years, for a person in fifties you could do a hill or a horizon theme.
For a sweet 16, one could do High-Heeled Shoe, Lamborghini, Guitar, Violin or Football Cake. For adults, easy cakes will normally look good, for example one could do Disco Ball Cup cakes, French Fries Cake, or Bacardi Chocolate Rum Cake.
For small kids who love animals, one could do Butterfly, Fish or Balloon Cup cake decoration. Each of these cakes have their decorations from the recipe, but you still can be more creative so that in the end, you will know that the cake you created is special and people will enjoy eating it.