Improvements in technology have affected every area of life, and that includes the area of cake decorations. Today, parents giving a birthday party, valentines day cake, cookies can have the cake decorated with any design that not only looks great but is also edible!
Every parent looks for cake decorating ideas for their child. There are the standard edible designs – cats, dogs, birds, and so on, and then there are designs based on popular comic book or movie characters. Children of all ages will enjoy a custom-designed birthday cake, and adults will enjoy Valentine’s Day cakes or cookies.
There are several “arts” in which creative individuals can exercise their talents, and the “sugar arts” are those in which bakers and pastry chefs excel.
“Sugar art” began in the early 1840s. Prior to that time, there was no way for a cook to regulate the temperature of their oven in order to bake a cake. However, after the invention of temperature-control ovens, baking and other types of cooking took off in earnest. Once cakes could be baked easily, decoration of them naturally followed.
Cake decorators use icing or frosting, in addition to other edible decorative elements such as three-dimensional sculpted flowers, animals, sports equipment or other items in order to heighten the visual interest of the cake – and still leave it edible.
Decorated cakes have remained very popular with individuals celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s day and weddings. Because of the popularity if a variety of reality TV shows featuring aspiring sugar artists, the general public has lots of cake decorating ideas which they want to incorporate into their desserts. And say your love with sweetest ways with pretty sweet cake and cookies.