Four ways to decorate a cake

1. How to make a sugar heart

Pink sprinkles arranged in heart shape on cake
  • Mark out your design in the cake frosting using a skewer.
  • Fill a piping bag with coloured sugar and snip off the tip at an angle.
  • Carefully pour out the sugar following your guide.

2. How to make an icing sugar pattern

Square cake with ornate icing sugar dusting pattern
  • Cut a template out of paper.
  • Lay the template on the cake, making sure it’s flat.
  • Dust generously with icing sugar, then carefully lift off the template to reveal the design.

3. How to make a drizzled chocolate pattern

Chocolate loaf cake with white and milk chocolate drizzle
  • Melt one or more types of chocolate.
  • Use a spoon to zigzag each chocolate across the cake.

4. How to crystallise rose petals

Dipping rose petal in sugar with tweezer
  • Lightly whisk an egg white in a small bowl.
  • Paint a petal all over with egg white, cover evenly with caster sugar, then shake off the excess. Repeat with each petal.
  • Dry the petals on baking parchment for at least 3 hours. Arrange them on your cake.
Assortment of crystallised rose petals

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Use a doily to create a pretty design on top of your cake. Simply lay it flat over the top and then dust generously with icing sugar. Remove the doily to reveal the pattern.

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