Buttercream Bliss: Beginner's Guide to Beautiful Cake Decorating

Buttercream Bliss: Beginner's Guide to Beautiful Cake Decorating


Welcome to the world of cake decorating, where creativity and deliciousness come together to create edible masterpieces! If you're a beginner looking to embark on a sweet journey of buttercream bliss, you've come to the right place. In this beginner's guide, we'll explore the essentials of cake decorating using the Sprinks Range. Their ready-made buttercream, delightful cake toppers and candles, and the incredible selection of sprinkles will make any cake have a WOW factor. We'll also introduce you to the essential equipment that will help you bring your cake decorating dreams to life.

The Foundation:  
When it comes to cake decorating, a smooth and creamy buttercream is the canvas for your artistic creations. Sprinks offers a range of ready-made buttercream that saves time and guarantees consistent results!  Their buttercream is easy to work with, spreads smoothly, and provides a deliciously decadent base for your designs. Instore we keep a range of colours and sizes to ensure we have what you need! However, if we do not have the right colour you need in stock, we always have white buttercream and have a large range of Sprinks Gel Colours so you can make any colour your heart desires!


Tools for a flawless base:

Some tools that will make your life easier when creating your cakes foundation buttercream layer would be as follows.

A turn table: Turntables are important in cake decorating because they allow for easy rotational movement, ensuring even frosting application and precise decoration. They save time and help achieve a professional finish by providing control and visibility from all angles.

A metal Bench Scraper / Ganache Scraper: A metal bench/ganache scraper is important when working with buttercream icing due to its smooth and sturdy surface, which helps in achieving a clean, level finish. It allows for easy smoothing and straightening of the buttercream layers, resulting in a polished appearance for the cake.

A Metal Angled Spatula: A metal angled spatula is important when working with buttercream icing as its sturdy construction and angled blade make it ideal for spreading and smoothing the icing on the cake. It provides precision and control, enabling you to achieve a professional and seamless finish to your buttercream decorations.

And of course, Piping Bags!


Adding the Finishing Touches: Cake Toppers & Candles

Once you have that flawless foundation, Cake toppers and candles add that extra touch of magic to your creations. Sprinks offers a wide array of whimsical, stylish, and celebratory cake toppers to suit any occasion. From elegant monograms to adorable figurines, their collection has something for everyone. Whether you're baking a birthday cake, a wedding cake, or a cake for any special event, Sprinks' cake toppers will help you create a visually stunning centerpiece. And don't forget the candles! Choose from an assortment of colorful and festive candles to make your cake shine.


A Sprinkle of Delight: Exploring Sprinks' Incredible Sprinkles

Sprinks takes sprinkle love to a whole new level with their incredible selection. These tiny bursts of colour and texture can transform your cakes from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you're looking for traditional rainbow sprinkles, shimmering metallic accents, or themed designs for specific holidays, Sprinks has an enchanting range of sprinkles to choose from. Experiment with different combinations, create patterns, or let your creativity run wild as you sprinkle joy all over your cakes.



As a beginner in the art of cake decorating, Sprinks' ready-made buttercream, their range of cake toppers and candles, and the incredible selection of sprinkles will be your secret weapons for creating beautiful and delicious cakes. Pair them with Mondo's essential cake decorating equipment, and you'll have all the tools you need to bring your creative visions to life. So, put on your apron, grab your piping bag, and prepare to enter a world of buttercream bliss. Let your imagination take flight and watch as your cakes become edible works of art that bring joy to every bite. If you are not quite sure where to start, come into store and see our team for advice if you’re an online customer give us a call and we can help guide you through your purchases.

Happy Decorating!

Lucy xx