How to Decorate a Ski Cake

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  • 1). Frost the entire cake with white icing. While ski cakes can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including basic round cakes, tiered cakes and cakes shaped to form various slopes, most all ski cakes have a white "snow" frosting base.

  • 2). Place small plastic or fondant spruce trees around the cake to form a "ski trail" over the cake. The size of the trail depends on the size of the cake. Make ski markers to indicate the trail out of fondant, or use pretzel sticks and fondant glued together with icing.

  • 3). Add additional embellishments as desired, such as skiers, ski lodges, animals and other greenery. Create such embellishments out of fondant or look for plastic ski-themed cake toppers to use, particularly for the "skier" pieces. Use pretzel sticks/rods to create ski lodges, and glue them together with buttercream frosting. Gingerbread is another option for ski lodges, and can be held together with buttercream frosting. Make greenery out of fondant and green frosting, though pretzel sticks may also be used as tree bark. Look for small plastic animal figurines, such as foxes and birds, in dollar and toy stores to place around the cake where desired.

  • 4). Use edible glitter as a final touch to give your cake an extra wintry feel.

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