Make a statement with these sustainable cake decorating tips
Decorate your next cake beautifully and sustainably
With a bit of care and some new knowledge, it’s simple to decorate your cakes in a way that makes for a beautiful presentation and avoids the use of disposable, plastic décor that can harm our environment. The tips you’ll find here utilize ingredients you likely already have, that you can eat as you enjoy your cake (nothing to throw away!) and that contain no artificial ingredients or additives—just like Florida Crystals® organic raw cane sugars themselves. So read on and learn these Mother-Nature-approved approaches to creating delightful desserts.
First of All: Think Of A Theme
You will find it infinitely easier to choose colors, shapes and styles when you have a theme in mind ahead of time. Once chosen, you are free to create a cake that is pretty in pink, adorned in a rainbow of color or shimmering with “stained glass” made from sugar.
Our Meringue Cookies filled with Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberry Preserves is an example of a beautiful, yet delicious recipe that will be gone in seconds. Serve it in a plated bunch or arranged with flowers to make a show-stopping centerpiece, this easy-to-make macaron-like dessert is one your family is sure to enjoy.
This creamy (and dairy free) Surprise Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Frosting is lovely to look at, delicious to dig into AND hides a sweet surprise in the middle in the form of chocolate-covered almonds. Create it exactly as the recipe shows, or switch up the décor both inside and out to suit your next event’s theme.
3 Quick & Easy Ways to Decorate A Cake
Reach For Royal Icing
For true sweetness and a glossy sheen, royal icing is the perfect choice, and this Organic Royal Icing recipe made with Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar adds sustainability as well. Choose organic food colorings to give it any hue under the sun, then adorn your next creation with polka dots, striping or any design you choose. And consider a reusable silicone pastry bag instead of disposable ones when you work. They are effective, dishwasher safe and will last a lifetime with proper care, keeping disposable bags out of our environment.
Make A Very Vegan Choice
The Vegan lifestyle is one of the most sustainable options around, so whether you are a full-time Vegan or just looking for a greener way to get your frosting fix, this Vegan Frosting from our Executive Chef at Florida Crystals® is a great choice. It uses Vegan butter and almond milk in place of traditional ingredients, but recreates the taste you have loved since childhood flawlessly. Just press in those edible flowers for a botanical burst of color.
Flowers Are Your Friends
When looking for items to decorate a cake, never rule out an organic garden center or your own backyard. Edible flowers (like Marigolds, Pansies, Honeysuckle, Daylilies, Squash Blossoms and many more) will bring plenty of eye-catching appeal to your cakes. Better yet, a bit of simple preparation will help them to keep their freshly cut, brilliant appearance for quite some time, and it’s easier to accomplish than you might imagine. All you need is some high-quality Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar and a few minutes with this video from Brodi’s Kitchen, and you will be using edible flowers like a pro.