Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Decorating Bundt cakes

Abeer at Cake Whiz came up with the idea already in April :-D

Now, Bundt cakes are not very festive by nature, but there's a lot of ground to break in this direction.

Reminds me of Rococo dresses

The classic way of decorating Bundts is of course the drizzle with icing, so that the icing drips down the valleys left by the cake mold. One can also put something on the mountain tops, like sprinklers, nuts or cherries

I really like this Independence Day cake, because it looks like fireworks... but I have seen the same idea done for other holidays and it just looks messy...
Firecracker Bundt Cake – An Explosive Red, White and Blue Dessert

Though I like this one.  

I saw a cake where someone put teeth around the hole, like it was the monster's mouth...
Cake by Jelly Belly Candy Company

Here's the Sarlacc cake :-D Pure genius.

This one is a beauty as well - I like the loaded top

Coating the cake with crunched nuts, coconut or other such crumbs is a great idea as well

This is to me a novel idea
Chocolate Hazelnut Bundt Cake

Another way of following the lines of the cake pan
(which is a great idea as a lot of people collect special bundt pans,
where the patterns of the pan is the whole point - it would be a pity to cover them...)

Freebies4Moms Pomegranate Rosemary Butter Cake
I especially love the almond pinecones...

Another simple idea is the classic powdered sugar

Seakettle Batty Bundt Cake

or the classic Cornelli lace piping
like in this Peach and Clementine Bundt Cake

Just because it's a ring, doesn't mean it cannot be treated as a flat cake.

And here's the ever so popular roses - very simple and effective way of decorating cakes, works on bundts too.
Susan's rose cake for her daughter's sweet 13
(I know I say "Pinterest is never the source", but in this case it looks like it is...)

You can pipe the frosting on any way you like. Here's a Christmas Wreath cake:
The Russian tips are perfect for bundt cakes!

The hole is just asking to be filled, don't you think?
(Use flowers if you must, but in my mind that's just so overused, and I don't like inedible things in cakes.)

- I have seen all kinds of things people use to decorate volcano bundts :-D. 
They make sugar flames like in the camp fire cake - Disney makes sugar lava bursts - they put on candles and sparklers, I have seen candy canes, iced cookies and rock sugar pushed in the whole... 
so, take these ideas and fit them to your color theme.

This is Evan's Cherry Blossom Citrus and Berry Cake. It is not a bundt, but could easily be. Just cover the cake with icing, add the dribble and flowers. Beautiful.

What about mirror glazing the bundt?

Flotatinas are actually not cake at all, but creme bavarois and jelly. But this is how pretty a bundt cake is when mirror glazed.

What about covering the cake with icing and then painting the icing? Like this antique ceramic bundt mold

So pretty sugar flower wreath

This takes a bit more patience, but the result is great!
This is made of 2 bundt cakes, but one can easily decorate only one with candy like this.
It would still be fun.

And last, these Giant Donut Cakes by How To Cake It
Aren't they just amazing? That is what I was looking for!
Also, don't forget that you can bake the "hidden surprise" cake in bundt pan too!