Decorating Sides of Cakes

by Joann
(Cape Canaveral, FL)

How do I get nuts or sprinkles to stick to the sides of the cake uniformly without tilting the cake sideways and having it fall off the plate?

Thanks.

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Decorating Sides of Cake
by: Anonymous

Maggie-- Thanks so much for your tips. I can't wait to try it. Joann

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Decorating sides of cake
by: Maggie

First, make sure you spread some icing on the cake board/plate, place doily on plate, add more icing onto doily then attach the cake. This acts as a glue. Have nuts or whatever you are putting on the sides of the cake chopped and ready to go. The icing on the sides of the cake needs to be soft enough for the nuts to stick to it. Slightly hold cake, on board, at a slight angle to the side item, working quickly take a handful of nuts in the palm of your hand and press onto sides, continue all around. Excess nuts will fall back into bowl. Work quickly so the side icing is still soft. Take a pastry brush and dust off excess nuts off of board/plate. Hope this helps!

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