January 19, 2022 3 min read

Decorating a cake can be a daunting task for anyone. We know that even the best bakers sometimes struggle to come up with fun and innovative ways to do so, yet they still make it look so easy. That is why we have come up with ten ways that you can use to easily transform your cake. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we believe that these tips will be of use to everyone! 

Chocolates & Sweets

Whether you sprinkle them on top, cover the sides of the cake with them or cover the entire cake in them, chocolates and sweets are a great way to decorate a cake. We know that everyone has a favourite type of chocolate and sweet, therefore adding them onto a cake is a great way to customise it. With all the options readily available, we believe that this is one of the most simple yet effective ways to really impress others.



Fruit is an easy and delicious way to add texture and character to a cake. From bright red strawberries to summer yellow mangos, there are many different types of fruit that will instantly elevate your cake. If you’re using fresh fruit, we recommend that you add them onto your cake at the last minute to avoid the buttercream/frosting from moving too much.




If you’re looking to give your cake a smooth and elegant finish, fondant is your best option. Ready to roll fondant comes in a variety of different colours and can also be manipulated with food colouring, allowing you to create any colour that you desire. We have a blog post about how to cover a cake with fondant to help you get started. You can also create fun shapes with fondant, check out this video below for some inspiration!


Buttercream & Frosting

Using buttercream and frosting may seem a little too simple, but it is definitely a smart and yummy way to really impress others. Buttercream and frosting acts as a great base for other decorations, however it is also very versatile and can be used to create some fun designs. We recommend that you check out our range of piping bags and piping tips which you can use to add whatever design you like. Stuck on where to start? Check out our blog postHow To Frost A Cake (Beginner Friendly) for some tips and decoration inspiration.



Edible Flowers

Using edible flowers to decorate is a perfect way to give your cake a fresh and beautiful summer feel. Edible flowers come in a large variety of shapes and colours, giving you endless opportunities. We recommend that you sprinkle them on the top of a frosted cake or around the edges for a refined floral look.



Cake Toppers

Out of all the options on this list, we believe that using a cake topper is one of the easiest ways to decorate a cake. Most commonly used on wedding cakes, we stock a huge range of cake toppers. From birthday numbers to unicorns to mermaid tails, the opportunities are endless! They’re affordable and can be used multiple times, making it a great investment for any cake decorator. 




Using sprinkles to decorate is one of our favourite traditional ways to decorate, they taste delicious and are super colourful. You’ve probably seen them just sprinkled on top of cakes, but there are so many other ways to use them. You could use them inside the cake for a fun surprise or patted on the sides of the cake for a pop of colour. At Cake Decorating Central you’ll find a huge variety of cake sprinkles ranging from the traditional round shape to themed mixes with different colours and shapes. 



Gel & Airbrush Food Colouring

Food colouring is a staple in food decorating. Not only can it be used throughout the cake, but we’ve seen some cool ways that people have incorporated it into their design process. Using a stencil and an airbrush with food colouring, you can instantly add an intricate design that looked like it took hours to do. We’ve also seen people use gel food colouring to paint directly onto frosting or fondant.



Chocolate Drip

A cake with a chocolate driplooks like it could be complicated to achieve, but trust us, it’s a lot easier than it looks. We sell chocolate drip bottles that you simply heat up and add along the top edges of the cake for that famous drip. We also stock lots of different colours to suit whatever you need, super simple!




Nuts are perfect for giving your cake a polished look. You can add them inside or can cover the whole thing with them. However you use them, your cake is going to look and taste marvellous.