If you have a good handle on most decorating skills but don't yet feel advanced, choose a design that's somewhere in the middle.Stacked cake: Create a two or three layer cake, and frost it with buttercream or cover the layers with fondant.
It's possible to cover and decorate 3D cakes and character cakes with fondant, whipped cream, royal icing, and many other types of frosting, but it's easiest to decorate the cakes with simple homemade or store-bought buttercream frosting.
Tart lemons, tempered by sweet raspberries and even sweeter buttercream or fondant frosting, is a dream combination, and your guests will surely appreciate the fresh flavors and elegant presentation of the bright berries and lemon slices.
You can display the conventional three-tiered white confection and have your decorator wrap each tier in orange satin ribbon, write a romantic message with bright buttercream, or pipe on a pretty design with orange frosting.
The easiest way to do a lovebird cake is to bake a square or rectangular cake with a flat top, frost it with white buttercream, and use a pastry bag and various decorating tips to pipe on outlines and details for the birds.
Truffles can be enrobed in white chocolate - a smooth buttercream with no actual cocoa - sweet milk chocolate, or more luxurious dark chocolate, and couples can choose from dozens of popular flavors for a gourmet treat.
There are several ways to do it, the easiest of which involves baking a standard sheet cake, frosting the top and sides with white buttercream, smoothing the surface, and outlining Elmo's silhouette on the cake.
Instead of piping a border around the bottom or top of a cake with buttercream frosting, use cookie wedges, jelly beans, chocolate pieces, or other candies to form a pattern and define the shape of the cake.
Place raspberries in a rectangular border all around the cake, several layers deep, and have your decorator use buttercream to pipe a wedding message into the middle of the cake or place a cake topper there.
A traditional, all-white, multi-tier cake is easy to prepare with dowels and thick buttercream frosting or rolled commercial fondant, but there's also something to be said for breaking with tradition.