Step 6: Decorating the Cake

I am by no means a cake decorator.  I used to watch my mom decorate cake for my brothers school bake sales back in the day, so I had some idea as to what I was doing, but haven't done anything like this in 20 years.  I wasn't about to mix my own frosting and try to squeeze it through those decorating bags... so I bought the pressurized frosting cans.  They even come with a variety of decorating tips.  I decided to start with the brick because the grass would come up against it at the base of the brick.  I just sprayed globs of red frosting on a side of the upper piece of cake, then with a smooth butter knife that has been soaking in hot water... again, like the Jello, the hot wet knife will melt the frosting and make it smooth.  I did this to all the sides and top. 

I then lightly scored the frosting with the knife so that I could use that as a guide for putting the white frosting grout lines on.  It took 2 tubes of the white frosting and a steady hand to grout the bricks.

Finally, it was time for the grass.  I practiced various types of grass on the parts of the cake, that I had cut off earlier, till I was happy with the look of the grass.  After covering the two grassy areas with green frosting, I outlined the grass to give it a nice finished look.  Again, this was all done with the compressed frosting in a can with supplied tips.
<p>You did a great job , especially for a non-cake decorator. Great instructable ! </p>
<p>We are attempting to make this today for my Son's 12th Birthday...It would have been nice to have a little more detailed instructions...but I will wing it. Thank you for the idea though.</p>
We had fun making this for a Cub Scout event. Thanks for the post.
Not really a minecraft fan but i like it
this is great! definitely making for my brother's birthday
Oh how cute! I love the water :D
Awe that is so cool! Nicely done!

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