Cake Decorating

Would you like to learn how to create a cake in the shape of a baseball diamond with “bases” and “baseball players” in honor of your Dad’s birthday with his favorite team marked in the colored icing?  Or would you prefer to learn to create a chocolate cake with beautiful red roses and a green border?  You can make any of these cakes. It starts with knowing the basics like simple borders, decorations and cake molds. Then it advances to lace/lattice work, tiered cakes, special icing and finally advanced flowers.  Creativity---it’s just a piece of cake!

Cake Decorating Units 1-3, Jr./Int./Sr.

Cake Decorating Units 1-3

Inspiring youth to:

  • Bake and frost a single layer cake
  • Develop skills using cake decorating equipment, such as writing, leaf and star tips on a single-layer cake
  • Frost a two-layer cake using three tips: writing, leaf and star

Cake Decorating Units 4-6, Jr./Int./Sr.

Cake Decorating Units 4-6

Inspiring youth to:

  • Use a character pan and decorate using recommended tips
  • Decorate cupcakes to create different themes or characters
  • Decorate cookies to create different themes or cookie structures
  • Use a cut-up cake to create different shapes or forms and decorate using different tips.

Cake Decorating Units 7-8, Int./Sr.

Cake Decorating Units 7-8

Inspiring youth to:

  • Using advanced decorating tips (drop or flat surface flowers, flowers made on a flat flower nail, borders and side trims) to create a two-layered cake
  • Using fondant to decorate a two layered cake
  • Using advanced decorating skills to create a flower on a lily nail to decorate a cake

Cake Decorating Units 10-12, Sr.

Cake Decorating Units 10-12

Inspiring youth to:

  • Create and decorate tiered cakes of three or more tiers
  • Decorate using advanced skills
  • Create mold of different shapes using different edible materials
  • Create your own project