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Simple and Unique Ways to Decorate Cakes

Decorate your next cake with one of these simple and unique decorating ideas! Major celebrations usually involve a cake. From birthdays to weddings we celebrate with our friends, family, and cake!

Decorating cakes can be challenging but also very fun. You dont have to break a sweat to make your cake decor look flawless and distinctive.

Cheerios Cake

Write what you want on your dessert with cheerios! Using chocolate cheerios, I am Baker wrote love on her delicious layered cake. We never thought to use cheerios as a cake decoration, but its so cute and the opportunities are endless. You can spell words and also create fun patterns.


Simple and Unique DIY Cake Decorations


We love the idea of having a kids decorate your own cake party by laying out cheerios as materials. Little ones just love cheerios so this could be a fabulous activity for a kids birthday party!


Malt Balls Cake

Round out your cake with an abundance of malt balls! We love the look of this cake and can only imagine how superbly delicious a cake covered with malt balls must be. Thats Life Enjoy It made a chocolate cake with chocolate malt frosting.


Simple and Unique DIY Cake Decorations


Wax Paper Heart Stencil Brownies

You can create a cake-like feel by baking brownies in a cake pan! With wax paper and a pair of scissors you can make your own dessert stencils. Pepper Design Blog baked brownies and stenciled in hearts with powdered sugar to add pizzazz to her sweet treat.


Simple and Unique DIY Cake Decorations


There are so many stencils you can use to decorate with. From art stencils from your local craft store, to lace doilies, there are so many frugal options!


M&M Cake Decorations

Catch My Party featured this beautiful cake covered with M&Ms. This colorful birthday party cake is perfect for a kids birthday. Jennifer, who threw the event, made the layered cake rainbow as well which compliments the colorful M&M decorations.


Simple and Unique DIY Cake Decorations


If you choose a lemon or citrus cake you could use skittles as your colorful rainbow decoration and have a colorful citrus inspired cake. The opportunities are endless when it comes to cake decorating"the more creative the better!

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