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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

3 Simple Tips on Decorating your Cakes and Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner and we know that if you like baking like we do, you have a delicious home-baking project lined up ^_^!

So when you bake those cakes or cupcakes and frost them, here are some tips to help you with the garnishing and decorating. 

 

1. Add color to your frosting:

 

When you're making your frosting, it'll probably be white or a creamy color. To spice things up a bit, add a drop or two of food color to make it look more colorful. You can add red, pink or even a light purple. Food color can be found at any major supermarket or at Walibhai Karim for about Kshs. 25 to 110.
Pink colored Frosted Cupcakes

2. Add some sprinkles to your cake or cupcakes:

 

You can also add some sprinkles to your frosted cupcakes or the borders of your frosted cake to add even more color. You can get a small packet of sprinkles (or Decocceli) at Walibhai Karim on Biashara street; its 130/- for 100gms. Some supermarkets such as Nakumatt also sell large bottles of 350gms at around Kshs. 365.
Sugar Sprinkles (Courtesy: pipandebby.com)

3. Garnish your Cake borders and frosted Cupcakes

 

You can garnish your cakes or cupcakes with slices of fruit such as oranges, lemons, strawberries or cherries. You can also use fondant flowers, find in stores such as Walibhai Karim or major supermarkets and range from Kshs. 120 to 600.
Lemon & Orange garnished cupcakes
We hope these simple tips will help and if you have any questions, suggestions or comments - please feel free to comment below. Enjoy this sweet month of February ^_^!

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