When you're creating an intricate cake design, there's a world of difference between "That's a-MAZE-ing!" and "Um ... nice try?"
If you really want to blow people away, there are a few important things to keep in mind. The tips below, will help you nail your next design.
TIP #1 PRACTICE
It sounds cliché, but it's true. If you keep practicing you'll grow more adept and more confident.
TIP #2 PLAN AHEAD
Please: Don't wing it. At the beginning of each week, prepare a detailed plan about the cakes you'll be focusing in the days ahead.
TIP #3 KEEP COOL
Warm hands are never good for cake decorating. Keep the room cool, have a fan going or even use chilled towels and a bag of ice.
TIP #4 PATIENCE
Sure, you can pull together a cake topper in 15 minutes. But, sit down with a few photo copies and keep working until perfection.
TIP #5 BE YOUR OWN CRITIC
You need an eye for perfection and the desire to constantly improve. You'll have start a project over from the very beginning if we spot a flaw, even the slightest crack.