Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new cake decorating ideas. Whether you’re planning a summer party or simply want to impress your family and friends, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to decorate cakes during the warmer months. I’m excited to share some of my favorite summer cake decorating ideas with you.
One of the best things about summer cake decorating is the wide variety of colors and flavors you can use. From bright citrus fruits to sweet berries, there are so many delicious ingredients to choose from. Whether you prefer a classic vanilla cake or something more adventurous like a tropical coconut cake, there’s a flavor for everyone. And with so many different decorating techniques to try, the possibilities are countless. So, let’s dive in and explore some exciting summer cake decorating ideas!
Summer Cake Decorating Ideas
Summer is the perfect time to show off your cake decorating skills with bright colors, fresh fruit decorations, and fun cake flavors. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Bright Colors
Summer cakes should be full of bright, cheerful colors. Think pinks, oranges, yellows, and greens. Use food coloring to tint your frosting and cake batter, or add colorful candy decorations.
2. Fruit Decorations
Fresh fruit is the perfect decoration for summer cakes. Use berries, pineapple, strawberries, lime, raspberries, coconut, peaches, and watermelon to add color and flavor to your cakes. Try topping your cake with fresh strawberries or decorating with slices of kiwi.
3. Cake Flavors
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with fun cake flavors. Try making a pound cake, chocolate cake, vanilla cake, lime cake, strawberry cake, lemon cake, angel food cake, sponge cake, coconut cake, upside-down cake, key lime cake, red velvet cake, or carrot cake.
4. Frosting and Icing
The frosting and icing you choose can make or break your summer cake. Cream cheese frosting, chocolate frosting, and buttercream icing are all popular choices. Try adding a chocolate drip or candy decorations to make your cake even more fun. Pipe fancy patterns or just slather the frosting on a cake with an offset spatula.
5. Cake Decorating Techniques
There are many cake decorating techniques you can use to make your summer cake stand out. Try using edible glitter, creating a flamingo cake, mermaid cake, unicorn cake, fish cupcake cake, or ice cream cone cake. You can also use graham crackers to create a beach scene on top of your cake.
6. Summer Cake Recipes
There are many delicious summer cake recipes to choose from. Try making a strawberry shortcake, peach pound cake, sangria cake, or margarita cake. Feel free to experiment with different flavors and ingredients.
7. Summer Parties
Summer parties are the perfect opportunity to show off your cake decorating skills. Whether you’re hosting a BBQ or a pool party, a summer cake is sure to be a hit. Try decorating your cake with beach balls, palm trees, or other summer-themed decorations.
8. BBQ Party
Another fabulous idea for a BBQ party is BBQ Cake: Decorate the cake with edible burgers, hot dogs, and grill marks to give it a BBQ-inspired look. You can shape the burgers and hot dogs from fondant — using savory burgers and hot dogs might be a bit too advanced!
Summer is the time for fun and lazy picnics! And what is the highlight of the picnic? It’s, of course, a Picnic Cake! Decorate the cake with edible ants (made from fondant), picnic baskets, and checkered tablecloths to create a picnic-themed cake.
There are many tutorials available online to help you improve your cake decorating skills. Check out Instagram for easy cake decorating ideas and step-by-step tutorials. You can also find tutorials on YouTube or through online cake decorating courses. Naturally, you’ll find plenty of tutorials here on my blog!
Summer is the perfect time to show off your cake decorating skills with bright colors, fresh fruit decorations, and fun cake flavors. With the right frosting, icing, and cake decorating techniques, you can create a beautiful and delicious summer cake that will be the hit of any party.