Traditionally icing or frosting and other edible decorative elements have been used to make cakes more visually interesting. However you can take things so much further, moulding and sculpting cakes to resemble three-dimensional people, places and things.
One reason that cake decoration has developed to such an extent is the rise in popularity of fondant icing, which provides a smooth and elegant finish to a cake, and is versatile when it comes to modelling. Fondant icing can be bought in shops, but it’s easy to make at home, and you can flavour it to your taste.
Personalised cakes for parties and weddings can be very costly. Maybe it’s time to create your own, and taste success as a sugar artist?