I love making elaborate, complicated cakes. Spending days--sometimes weeks crafting edible gumpaste details. But sometimes I just don't have that kind of time. Like this Valentine's day. I knew I wanted to share my strawberry cake recipe with you guys, but I had NO idea how to decorate the cake when it came time to take the pictures.
So I looked around the house at my available supplies, and came up with this seriously quick and easy cake decoration.
- bamboo skewers
- scrapbook or other colorful paper
- glue gun
I knew I wanted varying heights, so I kept some of the skewers long, broke some in half, and used toothpicks for the shortest skewers.
Then I just cut hearts out of scrapbook paper completely freehand. I wanted the not-so-perfect, more organic look (and I didn't have time to run out and buy a bunch of punches!). Next, I simply glued the hearts to the ends of the skewers with my trusty low-temp hot glue gun, and stuck them on the top of the very simply iced cake.
Wow, what a difference a few skewers and paper hearts can make!
Wouldn't this be cute with glittery stars? Or balloons? Clouds? You could really adapt this basic technique for all sorts of occasions!