Frugal Cake Decorating Ideas

When I make cupcakes from a cake mix, I always save the bag. I rinse the bag out, dry it, clip a corner and insert a decorating tip inside. It makes a perfect disposable frosting bag and these bags are super strong.


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January 23, 2018

I always thought purchasing cakes from the bakery section were grab and go unless you fill out a custom form sheet. But, during bakery hours - you can get them iced with your request for free.

A bakery cake that says "Happy 5 years" A + M

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April 19, 2017

One way to use up leftover jellybeans is to turn them into them cake decorations. Slice each jellybean in half to make a flower petal shape. Arrange on top of the fresh frosting in any pattern you like.

Cupcakes with jellybeans decorating the tops in a flower pattern.

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January 21, 2012

Do you hate it when you have a lovely frosted cake and you don't know how to cover it without the frosting sticking to the foil or other covering? The little plastic "tripods" that come with your pizza are ideal.

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September 26, 2007

I made this cake for my nephew's second birthday. For the chocolate shavings, I used chocolate at room temperature and a vegetable peeler.

Birthday Cake With Chocolate Curls

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January 4, 2006

Lifesaver candies work well as candle holders. Fun toppings are Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms and Animal Crackers...

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April 15, 2002

Cut the front off of a birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc. card place it on a frosted cake, and outline it with a pretty color tube of decorating gel. - B.

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February 9, 2002

I recently used the Wilton Roses and Buds candy mold to make decorations for cupcakes and a cake. Use candy melts in whatever color you want, or make your own color, form the small rosebuds and chill. These can be made ahead and placed on the iced cakes later.

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February 2, 2011

You can customize a cake and make it special for the recipient by spending more ingenuity than money. When my grandson was 4, he was so-o-o into the movie "Cars". So for his birthday, I made him this cake. Many thrift stores sell bagged little toys for 50 cents

Decorate Cake with Thrift Store Toys

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August 2, 2018

Frosting can be piped into a variety of floral designs, including roses. This is a page about making roses for decorated cakes.

Decorated cake with icing roses.

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