Are you looking for a fun and creative activity to engage with your parents? Try out cake decoration. It’s a great way to spend quality time together and also allows you to unleash your imagination and artistic skills. There are endless possibilities for creating beautiful and delicious cakes. Let’s explore the top 12 easy cake-decorating ideas for kids.
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1. Sprinkles Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Sprinkle decorated cake
Start by frosting the cake with your preferred icing. Take a handful of sprinkles and gently sprinkle them over the top of the cake. You can also use a spoon or a small measuring cup to distribute the sprinkles evenly. For added flair, consider adding a border of sprinkles around the edge of the cake.
2. Fruit Topping Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Fruit topping cake
Apply a thin layer of frosting to the cake. Arrange slices of fresh fruits such as strawberries, kiwis, and mangoes on top of the frosting in a visually pleasing pattern. You can also brush the fruit with a glaze made from apricot preserves and water to give it a shiny finish.
3. Rainbow Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Rainbow decorated cake
Frost the cake with a layer of white buttercream. Divide the remaining buttercream into separate bowls and dye each one a different color from the rainbow. Use a piping bag fitted with a large round tip to pipe concentric circles of each color onto the cake. Start with red and work your way out to purple. Smooth the top of the cake with a bench scraper or spatula.
4. Chocolate Drip Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Chocolate drip cake
Prepare a smooth buttercream frosting and frost the cake evenly. Melt some chocolate and let it cool slightly. Using a piping bag, create a drip effect by squeezing the chocolate along the edges of the cake. Once you set the drips, pour the remaining chocolate on the cake and spread it evenly.
5. Flower Power Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Flower fondant cake
Start by spreading a layer of frosting over the cake. Add colorful flowers made out of fondant or piped frosting. To make the flowers, roll out fondant and use flower-shaped cookie cutters or molds to create the desired shapes. Place the flowers and other decorations strategically around the cake.
6. Candy Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Candy cake
First, cover the cake with a layer of frosting. Arrange candies such as gummy bears or M&Ms on top of the frosting. Use a variety of colors and shapes to create a visually appealing design. You can add a finishing touch by placing a few larger candy pieces on top as a focal point.
7. Animal Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Animal decorated cake
Prepare the cake by baking and frosting it in a color that matches the animal you want to create. Use fondant or icing to sculpt the animal features, such as ears, eyes, and nose. You can also add fur or scales using piping bags and different tips. Add whiskers or horns using edible decorations.
8. Princess Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Princess decorated cake
Cover the cake with a layer of buttercream frosting. Roll out a sheet of fondant and drape it over the cake. Smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles with a smoother. Use a sharp knife to cut out shapes for the princess dress, such as sleeves and a bodice. Attach the fondant pieces to the cake using a small amount of water or edible glue.
9. Ocean Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Ocean decorated cake
Frost the cake with blue frosting. Use white frosting to create waves on the surface of the cake. Place edible sea creatures like fish, seashells, and starfish on the cake. Add edible sand made from crushed graham crackers or cookies around the base of the cake to create a beach effect.
10. Balloon Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Balloon cake
Cover the cake with fondant or frosting. Then, roll out different colored fondants to make small balloons. Attach the balloons to the cake with a dab of water. Use a small ball tool to make indents in the balloons, and draw the strings with black gel icing.
11. Emoji Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Emoji decorated cake
First, bake and cool a round cake. Use yellow frosting to cover the cake and create the base for the emoji face. Use various colors of frosting and candies to create the desired emoji face, such as hearts for heart eyes or black frosting for sunglasses. Add details, such as a mouth or eyebrows, with frosting or candy decorations.
12. Space Cake
Easy Cake Decorating Ideas For Kids; Space decorated cake
Bake and cool a cake of your choice. Cover it with a layer of icing and smooth it out. Use various colored icing or fondants to create a space-themed design, such as planets, stars, and galaxies. Add finishing touches with sprinkles, glitter, or edible decorations.
Cake decorating can be a fun and creative activity for kids of all ages. You can create a delicious and visually appealing cake with little imagination and basic decorating supplies. Remember, involve your parents while decorating your cakes. Do you have a question about our easy cake-decorating ideas for kids? Contact us.