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You don't have to be a self proclaimed artist to turn your dessert into a work of art. A cake is a blank slate waiting to be beautified. Decorating a cake is a fun activity to explore solo, with friends or your children. Everyone will love taking time to exercise their creativity for a special occasion. So skip the supermarket and make your own cake this year–your efforts won't go unnoticed! Here are 25 surprisingly easy ways to turn your cake into a masterpiece.
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Gummy Bear Cake
Who said gummy candy and cake don't mix? Sugar is sugar and we can't get enough with this Gummy Bear dream cake.Continue to 5 of 26 below.
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Lucky Charms Cake
A cake for St. Patrick's Day, who would've thought! We love the idea of using a favorite childhood cereal to celebrate Lucky the Leprechaun and all his wee friends. Why save this cake for only one day of the year? Just like you can eat Lucky Charms year round, this cake works any time too.
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Not exactly a full-size cake, but how cool are these gemstone cupcakes? We want them at our next birthday party or any night of the week for dessert.Continue to 9 of 26 below.
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Simple Cookie Flowers
If you can't decide between cookies and cake, have both!Continue to 13 of 26 below.
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As a beginner cake decoration artist, you might not have time to fuss with frosting. In this case, sparklers are a great idea. They will distract your guests from your learning curve for sure. Also, this cake is an understated and adorable idea of 4th of July!
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Pink Heart Shaped Cake
There are so many occasions a pink heart-shaped cake is appropriate. You will definitely want to pick up the easy skill of cutting shapes into cake.Continue to 17 of 26 below.
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Many say the rose cake tutorial is easier than it looks. You may be skeptical, but the only way to find out is to give it a try! Get out that pastry bag and fill it with the most delicious frosting to create a simple, beautiful cake.
Rose Cake from I am Baker
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Chocolate Chilli Splatter Cake
Inspired by Jackson Pollack, we love the fun, free form nature of this whimsical cake decorating technique.
Chocolate Chilli Splatter Cake from My Name is Yeh
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Does this cake need any introduction? In a cake decorating contest, this one will win every time. Best of all, it's so easy to make on your own.
Cat Cake from Alana Jones Mann
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Yes, ladies and gents, sometimes all you need is a fresh layer of shaved coconut to decorate a cake. Simple, understated, yet beautiful.
Fresh Two Layer Coconut Cake from The SpruceContinue to 21 of 26 below.
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Extra Long Birthday Cake Candles
These extra long birthday cake candles have a similar effect as the sparklers. You will only need a very minimal icing job with some very distracting and fun candles as the main attraction. Whimsical and fun, these are a unique idea for a Dr. Seuss-themed birthday party.
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Citrus Slice Cake
Do you have any fresh citrus in your fridge? Just slice it up and throw it (neatly) on the cake. You're done and you are welcome.Continue to 25 of 26 below.
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Berries on Top
A minimalist's dream come true and the easiest cake to make: Just add your favorite berries in a neatly arranged cluster to create a cake worthy of centerpiece status.
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Here's a special rainbow cake for the most special of days and people. This cake is a sparkling work of art that you can make too, we promise! Go ahead and give it a try.
Rainbow Cake from Alana Jones Mann