A birthday is not a birthday without a yummy birthday cake. Thankfully, Singapore has no shortage of cake shops or dessert shops like Catandthefiddle. These shops have many varieties of the dessert, ranging from basic ones to the most complex 3D ones! Be it a kids’ birthday, 18th birthday, or even your partner’s birthday, there are all kinds of birthday cakes available in Singapore.
If you are planning to choose a birthday cake for your kid, then you might have to keep quite a few things in mind. Do not let their imagination fly wild on how they want their birthday cake to be. Otherwise, you will find yourself asking the shop if they make life-sized Superman cakes!
If you are planning to make their birthday cake this year, that is great news! Make sure you select one which you are comfortable with. You can also come up with a few options that you can do and then ask your kids to choose from that. Check out this article on more tips for selecting cake themes and designs for your kids’ birthday by Lou Duggan.
Tips for Choosing your Cake Design
Set realistic expectations
You want this to be an enjoyable experience, something to be proud of, so pick a design to match your experience. If you’ve made a few cakes already why not challenge yourself with something news. Otherwise make life easy. If you’re not sure how hard a cake will be to make, ask a friend who’s made a few cakes before.
Strong simple design
Tricky shapes often require heaps of cuts and leads to lots of crumbs and lots of wasted cake. A simple shape will be easier to ice and easier to decorate. Take a ninja turtle cake for example. Creating the whole turtle means cutting out the arms and legs body and a small head. Then you have to try and create all the tiny details not to mention icing round those arms and legs as they tear away from the cake sticking to the icing spatula!! If you just make the head it’s a nice solid shape, easy to ice and all you have to add is the mask, eyes and smile. Bingo, guaranteed success! Read more here.
Now that you know how to deal with your kid and make them a great cake of their choice, your work is nearly done.
The excitement and the festivities around a birthday have remained the same over many generations. What has changed is the cakes and their varieties. Where one had to choose between a square and a round design and from a handful of flavors, bakeries and cake shops are now going through the top to offer new designs, themes, and flavors.
If you want to know more tips on choosing the best cake design ever, take a look at this article by Dvas-cakes.
5 Effective Tips For Choosing The Best Cake Design
Some of the tips for choosing an ideal cake design are:
Do think about a unique design
Great cakes are baked by focusing on all minor details like theme, decor, style, color etc. along with the character and object specifications. Don’t opt for last minute ideas and start thinking about the theme and design many days before. By this who can convey your design idea to the Cambridge baker in an effective way and will get exactly the same cake, as you pictured in mind.
Don’t choose an unappealing theme
There are a lot of themes that may sound impressive, but doesn’t turn out to be in reality. Though its good to go with unique concepts, don’t forget your niche and limited tastes of your guests. For ex: an animal imaged cake may feel awkward to slice and eat for some animal loving people. Read more here.
If you went through this, you now have a basic idea of how to go ahead with the process of getting a birthday cake.
Are you planning to make a birthday cake for your child this year? That is awesome. We have already seen some tips on how to choose the best design and the perfect cake, it is now time to learn some tips from a professional.
Turns out you can do a lot of decorations and make even the most basic round cake a visual treat! Isn’t that a heady thought? Some kids would like to get involved in the baking process. This article deals with that as well. You can always give your child little fun chores to keep them occupied while they also help you. Make sure you do not give them something that they cannot handle. Check out this article by Christina Chaey on tips from a professional baker.
7 Tips for the Best Birthday Cake Ever From a Master Cake Decorator
Stick With Round Cakes
“I always try to do round cakes,” Frederiksen says. Although she does most of her cake decorating work with fondant, she says round cakes are also easier to decorate if you’re working with buttercream frosting. “It’s a lot harder to cover a cake with edges and corners than it is to cover a round cake.” Round cakes are also easier to bake, since there are no awkward corners to coax out of the cake pan. Line the bottom of your pans with parchment paper before pouring in the batter for perfect, stick-free cakes.
Let the Kids Help
Choose small, manageable tasks that the kids can do with minimal mess. Instead of buying colored sugar for decorating, let them color their own sugar. It’s as simple as putting white sugar in a plastic bag with a drop of liquid or gel food coloring. Seal up the bag (tightly!) and let the kids squish up the sugar between their hands and work the food coloring all the way through. Let them help you mix a batch of buttercream frosting, or ask them to carefully hold a piping bag while you fill it with frosting. The point is to find tasks that make kids feel involved while not creating extra cleanup duty for you later. Read more here.
This article dealt with frosting, confetti, decorations, and designs.
On a parting note, there are many factors that one needs to consider while designing a cake at home or at a bakery shop. Make sure your kids realize what is realistic and then let me choose the design. You can also let them help with little errands if they so wish. While selecting the design of the cake, keep the event in mind and do not try to mix up many ideas into one piece. Good luck and have fun!