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How to Decorate a Cake for a Special Occasion



If you’ve found your way here, you must have a special occasion coming up – how exciting! Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, a baby shower, a bridal shower, an anniversary, or a celebration of another important moment in the lives of the people you love, you’re in the right. In this article, the team at Avanti Print will explore a few cake decoration hints that can make the day extra memorable.

Practise your piping!

If you are making the cake yourself, remember, it is better to practise piping beforehand rather than piping directly onto the cake, to make sure you can get your writing or other decorations, such as flowers, just right on the real thing. For smaller items, keep in mind that you may be able to produce the delicious artwork on wax paper first and then transfer it across.

Look at your options for edible decoration

There are plenty of cake decoration options and a lot of them depend on the type of cake that is being made. For a chocolate cake, you may want to do some swirls on the outside with a piping bag. Or you may want to make a drip cake with ganache that spills over the edges. And remember, you can never go wrong with sprinkles, an all time favourite and a mainstay in the baker’s handbook. Also ensure you have the right tools – such as a bench scraper and a cake turntable.

Use a custom cake topper

On a personal occasion that is all about expressing how important a person is to you, personalisation is essential. Cakes can be personalised in a number of ways, but one of the easiest and the most eye-catching ways to personalise a cake is with a custom cake topper, also known as a personalised cake topper.

Custom cake toppers Australia are a beautiful way to top your cake. They make the writing vertical (not horizontal), making it easy to read and adding another ‘dimension’ to your delectable desert. Maybe you think our Love with an Arrow topper is best, or perhaps our twinkle twinkle little star topper for a young one. Or maybe a name topper would suit?

Does it have to be a cake?

Cup cakes are another option for special events, and actually may be more appropriate, particularly for an event that is not traditionally associated with cake. Cup cakes allow you to decorate inventively and individually for the different cupcakes, allowing your creativity to go wild! Avanti Print provides cupcake topper sets to suit most occasions. From a Christmas Cupcake Topper Pack to a Happy Birthday Cupcake Topper Pack, our online store has you sorted.

Consider the room

Focusing too much on the cake, it’s easy to forget the room, which is a key part of the overall effect. It may be worth browsing online to see what other custom-made products may be able to improve the vibe. For example, a script name plaque or bridal shower name hoops. The sky is the limit!