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4 Cakes The Don’t Require Piping Skills

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4 Cakes That Don't Require Piping Skills | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

 

We love a beautifully decorated cake but most home bakers don’t have the time or tools to pull off elaborately piped decorations. Here are four ideas for decorating a cake that don’t require a star tip or a piping bag.

 

Idea No.1  | Fringe Cake

4 Cakes That Don't Require Piping Skills | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

What You Need: Airheads & Sixlets Candies

How To Make It:  Cut Airhead or Taffy candies with a pair of scissors coated with nonstick spray and layer on your cake – trim with colorful Sixlets candies ‘studs’.

 

Idea No. 2 | Nerds Cake

4 Cakes That Don't Require Piping Skills | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

What You Need: Nerds Candies

How To Make It:  Press handfuls of Nerds candy around the outside of the cake for a fun & colorful look. Nerds in single colors can be found online.

 

Idea No. 3 | Fresh Fruit Cake

4 Cakes That Don't Require Piping Skills | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

What You Need: Fresh Ripe Berries

How To Make It: Top with fresh berries – easy peasy!

 

Idea No. 4 | Pocky Cake

4 Cakes That Don't Require Piping Skills | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

What You Need: Pocky Sticks

How to Make It: This ubiquitous Japanese cookie comes in about 12 different flavors and colors. They are available at most ethnic food markets. Be sure to buy more packages than you think you might need, because some sticks will be broken or stuck together.

To get this look, gently press the sticks around the outside of the cake.

 

HAPPY DECORATING!!

 

Meghan Splawn is a professional recipe developer, food stylist, and candy eater. Her personal blog, Stir& Scribble, is full of clever cooking, classic cocktails, and useful kitchen tips.

Recipe, styling & photography: Meghan Splawn of Stir & Scribble

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