Cake Makeover – EASY Tips on how to “Zhoosh” up a store-bought cake.

Ever been pressed for time or are in charge of the dessert table for the next book club meeting or Mom’s Meet Up? No need to stress yourself with attempting to hire a baker or picking up one of those “uncoordinated” store-bought cakes. I have listed a few EASY tips on how to revamp your store bought plain cake. Takes only a few minutes but leaves a lasting impression.

GOLD LEAF & FLOWERS

You can purchase edible gold leaf through your local bakery supply store or gold flakes in the bakery section of the grocery store. It can be kind of pricey but I only used 1 1/1/2″ x 1 1/2″ sheet to decorate.

Using a stiff brush (toothbrush or paint brush). I selected certain areas around the cake I wanted to make a little more interesting. Perhaps there are “dents” on the cake you need to cover up…gold leaf it. Be careful as this item can take flight EASILY with a heavy breath. Work your way around the top of the cake until you think it works.

Lastly, add clean picked flowers around the base of the cake. Be sure you already have the buds trimmed. Be careful to not consume non edible flowers but use these as only decoration. Voila! This cake is perfect for a bridal brunch, milestone birthday, or Kentucky derby party.


Fresh Fruit and Whipped Cream

There isn’t a specific fruit you have to pick, long as it contrasts well with the store-bought angel food cake. Using the whipped cream as “glue” place your fresh cut fruit (I used strawberries and blueberries) on top of the cake and around the base. Create a pattern if you like or just throw it all on there.

Be warned, this is for the very last minute as your whipped cream will start to melt if it’s too warm. This type of cake is great during the fall/winter holidays. What fruits will you top with?