Cakeicer (Shirley)


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Cake Decorating Styles

Over the years I have seen so many interesting cake styles, from basic round cakes to tilted or wonky, mirror glazed, gravity defying, sculpted, Geodes and on and on. Each time I think I have learned everything there is to know about design some brilliant person comes up with something new and I have to try it for myself. I am entranced lately with these faultline cakes. I don’t know who the original designer was but bravo to her or him. Since I have given up doing cakes other than for family, I wonder in the remainder of my lifetime what new things will come along. So if you are just beginning, stick with it because I think you will be dazzled by what the future of cake decorating holds for you.

-- Shirley

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Sandra Smiley

And yet, you’ve already given us your beautiful take on the fault line cake! There is no reason you cannot keep playing, just for fun. That is exactly what I do. I am too lazy to do it as a business.

Cakeicer (Shirley)

I can’t seem to get completely away from it Sandra. Especially as I say, when something new in design comes along.

Sandra Smiley

Nothing wrong with that, Shirley! Now you can do it for pleasure without the stress!

Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C.

Thank you, Shirley! You are right, there definitely seems to be different techniques going around and I love it! It’s fun to see the new trends. Remember separated cakes? They seem to be out dated but I wonder if it will be like fashion and they will come around again.

Jazz

When I was moving last year, I was looking through my old American Cake Decorating magazines & what did I see from TEN years ago? The geode cake! I thought it had only been popular in the past few years. I just made a fault line cake which according to my one friend, is out already. I just bake for friends & family so they’ll have to pardon me!!

Sandra Smiley

Donna, I would not be at all surprised if the separated cakes did not come back into fashion. Look at all of the renewed interest in piping and rightly so! That’s what I think of as real cake decorating, even if I can’t do it.

MBalaska

@Jazz, I loved those American Cake Decorating magazines. They were way over my skill set when I bought them, but still enjoyed them.

Jazz

They had another magazine too which had “amateur” decorating & I got lots of ideas from that one. I was disappointed when they discontinued publishing that one.