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Decorating Biscuits and a Wedding Cake

Gloria Bastos is joined by Peter Gyorgyicsek of WizBake and he’ll be showing us how to make some yummy cake deco designs. First, he shows how to make different designs on a cake to add that extra detail and then later shows Gloria how to decorate plain biscuits into beautiful edible delights.

By Peter Gyorgyicsek

Wizbake

Decorating Biscuits with Royal Icing

Requirements

  • Biscuits or cookies of your choice
  • Food colouring
  • Royal icing  in different colours (softly beaten egg whites, icing sugar and a tiny bit of lemon juice)
  • Piping bags
  • piping nozzles with small round holes
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Step 1: Cover the biscuit with icing in the colour of your choice.  Use contrasting or complimentary colours to create intricate designs. 
  • Step 2: Use the toothpicks to ‘stretch’ the colours and to mingle them together if you like. Alternatively, allow the base colour to dry, then use a stencil to create accurate and indicate designs by applying royal icing with a knife or spatula.  Remove stencil before the icing pattern dries.
  • These simple biscuits always look great and taste deliciously.  Enjoy

Decorating a Wedding Cake

Requirements

  • 3 Pre baked cakes in different sizes, covered with plastic icing
  • Silicone stencil
  • Piping bag with small nozzles
  • flower made from icing sugar
  • Satin or paper ribbon
  • Cake board
  • Royal icing mix

Instructions

  • Step 1:
  • First layer
  • Place largest cake on the cake board and centre it. Take the ribbon and wrap it around the cake, using a bit of oral icing to secure the ribbon together at the back of the cake. Take 3 kebab sticks, cut to the height of the cake, and place them into the centre of the cake in a triangular pattern, to hold the weight of the next layer.
  • Step 2:
  • Second layer
  • Now, take the second largest cake, place the 3 kebab sticks in the centre of this cake as we did for the first layer, and then place this on top of the first layer. Hold the stencil securely against the side of the cake and apply the royal icing using a spatula or knife to create the design. Repeat the pattern until you’ve covered the sides completely. Peel off the stencil while the royal icing is still wet.
  • Step 3:
  • Third layer
  • Take the smallest cake and decorate it in a random pattern using royal icing in a piping bag, with a small round nozzle. Decorate the whole cake or part of it only, according to your own preference.  Once you are satisfied with the effect, take the pre made icing flower and place it on top of the cake, leaning slightly to one side. Now place this cake on top of the other 2 to create the final layer. We have used white icing on a white cake but you can use complementing or contrasting colours according to your own style preference.