I love cute food. But I have a sweet spot (pun intended) for cute desserts. They are especially cute because they also taste amazing, and they’re a treat. And you can usually use the most fun colors and interesting items on cute desserts.
Well, the problem is, most of the fabulous cakes I see online are the awesome professional cakes with fondant that are ridiculous. Ridiculously amazing, but also difficult. I’ve tried my hand at decorating with fondant and it’s fun but intensive. And my cakes never look like the fabulous ones on pinterest.
So I thought it would be a lot of fun to make a post of easy cake decorating ideas. I’m not talking crazy fondant cakes here… these are cakes us mere mortals can easily make. I honestly think that every person out there, no matter how creatively or craft-challenged, could make something adorable off this list.
So here are my Top 10 favorite easy cake decorating ideas:
1. Watermelon Cake
This is one of my favorites. First of all, because it’s fast an easy. Second of all, it’s healthier than cake. And third, I love watermelon. And you get the surprise factor. I’ve made this myself before, and though it wasn’t as cute as I Save A to Z’s version, it was pretty darn awesome.
2. Powdered Sugar Words
You make this cake by making a stencil of letters, and then using powdered sugar for the words. You can also make all kinds of powdered sugar designs, other than words. But this one from Fairgoods is absolutely adorable. Treat yo self.
3. Dirt Cake in a Pot
My best friend has a tradition of having this dirt cake every year on her birthday. Her grandmother makes it in a flower pot, with fake flowers, and uses a clean shovel to serve it. It’s ridiculously adorable. This version is from Martha Stewart. You can’t go wrong with oreos, pudding, and gummy worms.
4. Sprinkle Numbers
Who needs to spend money on those number candles when you can just use sprinkles and cookie cutters to make any numbers you need? This sprinkle cake from This Little Life of Mine is too adorable.
5. Decorating with Fruit
Everyone can slice a bunch of strawberries right? And it’s easy enough to place them in a circle like this. What you get is this gorgeous strawberry flower cake. Lick the Bowl Good definitely shows how a little effort can go a long way.
6. Decorating with Candy
This kit kat cake by Recipe Girl is super forgiving. You can frost and mess up as much as you want, but it still looks perfect. And you can wrap a bow around it! What’s not to love?
7. Decorating with Cookies
Vanilla wafers and twizzlers make this awesome balloon cake. You can frost as many of the wafers and mess them up, and use only the best ones on the cake. No worry about frosting mistakes! Better Homes and Gardens came up with the perfect frosting do-over.
8. Rainbow Cake
Ok, so this cake from Pixelated Crumb is probably a little more effort than the other cakes on the list. But, still anyone can do it. All you need is a white cake mix and food dye. You don’t have to limit yourself to rainbow- you could do any combination of colors. And nothing will beat the smile on someone’s face when they see the surprise when they cut the cake!
9. Cereal Polka Dot Cake
Dash Mandy came up with the brilliant idea to use cereal for a pom pom polka dot effect on this cake. Zero effort, tons of awesomeness. I assume she used trix for the pom poms, but go nuts with cereal creation ideas!
10. Gum Stick Letters
Mleballard & Family used chewing gum to make letters on this birthday cake. No worries about messing around with frosting letters here, anyone can make this! And it’s super awesome.
Have you made any awesome easy-to-decorate cakes? I would love to see! Leave a comment or send an email with a picture!