Have Your Cake…

and decorate it, too! They say we eat with our eyes first, and what could be more enticing than a beautifully decorated cake?

Tune Up Your Toolkit

Before you start baking, there are some basic tools you’ll need to ensure a flawless finish:

Revolving Cake Turntable to help keep your creation steady for icing, piping, smoothing, or creating more detailed designs
Serrated Cake or Bread Knife for leveling and cutting layers
Offset Spatula for applying frosting evenly
Pastry Bag and Tips for decorating
Cake Smoother for smoothing frosting and making decorative designs and patterns
• And of course, your trusty Thermomix®, for expertly blending frosting and creams and whipping fluffy cake batter

Layer on the Flavor

One of the quickest and easiest ways to add the "wow" factor to your cake is with layers of bright colors in a variety of flavors that can double as frosting. To ensure your layers are picture perfect, always make sure to cool each layer first, then add a thin layer of frosting around the cake to lock in the crumbs and freeze for 15 minutes before adding the final coat.

Layer Cakes - Make the Inside Shine!

Finishing Touches

Bringing in unexpected toppings like lollipops, fondant designs, and marzipan cutouts will impart a festive element that’s sure to dazzle your guests, and is perfect for celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. For playful marzipan, simply knead gel or liquid food coloring, roll it out, cut into the desired shapes and stick them onto the cake. If the marzipan becomes sticky or overworked, dust it with a bit of powdered sugar.

Toppings - Transform a Simple Sheet Cake into a Work of Art

Set Yourself Up for Success

Before you tackle decorating the cake, it’s important to have a good foundation, so follow these important tips for ensuring the most delicious base to unleash your creativity.

• Read the whole recipe before you begin.
• Prepare everything that you'll need in advance. Gather and organize all your ingredients and tools together first. Work efficiently and try not to interrupt the process.
• Bring all your cold ingredients to room temperature (butter and eggs). This is a crucial step so your batter doesn’t break.

The most important thing is to have fun. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unique designs, cutouts and topping combinations. Adding your own personal touches to your cake makes it special and Thermomix® makes it easy.

Chocolate Cakes - From Melted Swirls to Shavings and Sweets

Personality in Every Bite

Touches of color and fresh fruit can transform your cake into a work of art. Sauces and syrups add a boost of flavor and glazes offer a spectacular alternative to frosting. With a little patience and practice, your next layer cake will steal the show!

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