DIY: Four Easy Cake-Decorating Ideas

I’m not going to be starring in a cake-decorating reality show anytime soon, but I can take a plain, frosted cake and make it ready for a party in just a few minutes—no fancy frosting tips required! Here are four easy ideas to try the next time you have an occasion that calls for something sweet.

kid's birthday cakes Idea #1: Lollipops
Dum Dum suckers can easily be poked into the cake and then easily removed before serving. I love the variety of colors they come in and the finished look.

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easy birthday cake Idea #2: Licorice
Licorice comes in all sorts of visually appealing colors and shapes. It’s easy to create a modern, geometric candy collage by placing pieces on top of the frosting. Then, you can easily ditch ’em before serving if you’re not a fan of the licorice taste.

easy cake decorating Idea #3: Mini Mint Nonpareils
These mini mint nonpareils are super tasty and come in pastel shades of pink, yellow, and green—perfect for an Easter cake.

easy cake decorating Idea #4: Citrus Slices
Orange slices are a quick cake-topper idea and would nicely complement a citrus- or dark chocolate-flavored cake. I love the bright orange-pink color of Cara Cara oranges; lemon and lime slices would work well, too.


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  2. heidi

    These are all so beautiful! I’m pinning for later. I’ll definitely be sure to use them. I think my favorite are the mint nonpareils, mostly because I find them the tastiest!

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