Cake Decorating 101

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Welcome to Cake Decorating 101! This collection of Instructables will guide you through the simple steps of creating two delicious and beautiful cakes from start to finish. We will begin with the very basics and finish with professional quality cakes — inside and out. (Start at the top and work your way down!)

Along the way, I will offer creative tips, tricks, and secrets of the trade!

This lesson will provide an overview of the cake decorating process and everything involved to complete two different and beautiful cakes.
In this lesson you will learn how easy ganache is to make. It can be used as a filling, frosting, or coating for cakes.
Get the recipe and directions to bake a delectable double chocolate cake. I won't tell if you lick the bowl!
This is by far the most important part of making a sturdy and symmetrical cake base. Get perfect layers every time with this technique.
Working with chocolate ganache is simple with the right tools, materials, and secrets. Learn how to get it perfectly smooth and level.
Mix fun, custom fondant colors in this lesson without staining your hands! There are multiple coloring options available. Find out which ones are best.
Complete a decorated drip cake in this lesson with easy-to-follow steps and photos to guide you along the way.
Get tips and tricks to perfectly cover a cake in fondant that's free of air bubbles, wrinkles, and elephant skin!
Let the fun begin! This lesson will teach you how to sculpt with fondant, make clean cut edges, assemble, and complete a fondant cake.