National Cake Decorating Day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes!

Today is National Cake Decorating Day!  Cake Decorating is basically the art of creating with sugar.  And amazing things can be made with sugar! So we are going to take a look at some ridiculously amazing cakes today!

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Cake Decorating has become even more popular in recent years with the invent of reality TV, but the art form has been around for years.  Competitions are very popular, especially in the Western World.  Professional institutes, such as the London Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu, have created completely separate institutes, dedicated to cake making!

So, want to see some ridiculously amazing cakes?  Created by both professionals and amateurs, this batch of awe-inspiring cakes is sure to make you smile…

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Owl First Birthday from Cake Central

Did you know?  The average cost of a professionally made wedding cake in 2013 was $450.

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Typewriter Cake from Cake Central

The tallest cake ever made was 101 ft 2 ½ inches high, created by Beth Cornell Trevorrow and her team of helpers at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, in Michigan.  It consisted of 100 tiers and was completed on August 5, 1990!

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

 Brady Bunch Cake by Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to all guests and the couple. In modern days, some traditions have changed.  While the wedding cake is a centerpiece at the reception, it is not always even served to the guests!  Some modern cakes are built with only a single edible tier for the bride and groom!

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of the reception is eating wedding cake.  That bride would have to share! Ha!

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Beautiful Cake by Colette’s Cakes

Did you know? For more vivid colors in your frosting, use gel food coloring instead of the little dropper bottles of liquid. A little gel will go a long way. Just dab a little on the tip of a toothpick and stir it into the frosting.  It creates bright, unmuted colors!

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Pirate and Mermaid Cake by Blue Cupcake

Want something cute for the top of a child’s cake?  Check the toy store!  Your can find lots of inspiration there at half the cost of the cake toppers in a bakery supply shop.

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Books Cake by Gateau Inc

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

 Mad Hatter Cake by Mike’s Amazing Cakes

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Rainbow Cake from Rise and Shine Bakery

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

 Suitcase Cake by Isa Herzog

national cake decorating day- 10 ridiculously amazing cakes

Whimsical Eggnog Christmas Cake by Bakingdom

Inspired yet?  How about a video on how to create a cute sunflower cupcake?  It is surprisingly easy!

Cake decorating can be a lot of fun and is very rewarding too.  It is so much fun to come up with a theme and try your hand at surprising someone special with an amazing cake.

Want to try your hand at it?  Be sure to check out some of the many on-line classes offered by Craftsy!  An easy way to learn at your own pace!

Online Cake Decorating Class

 

So celebrate National Cake Decorating by decorating a cake….or maybe just eating one like I plan on doing.  Either way, it is awesome!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click on one of the book links, and make a purchase, I would receive a small percentage.  But I have to tell you Amazon is a great place to buy books!

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