Are you ready to take your fruitcake from ordinary to extraordinary? If you’ve ever wondered how to decorate a cake that will impress your friends and family, look no further. We’ve gathered exclusive tips and tricks from the fruitcake experts at BDK Restaurant to help you create a stunning centerpiece that tastes as good as it looks.
Fruitcake: A Canvas for Your Creativity
When it comes to beautifully decorated cakes, most people think of wedding or birthday cakes. But have you ever considered the potential of a beautifully decorated fruitcake? Collin Street’s Texas Pecan Cakes and classic DeLuxe® Fruitcake may already come pre-decorated with crunchy pecans, ripe cherries, and tender pineapples, but there’s nothing stopping you from baking and decorating your own masterpiece.
Fruitcake Decorating for Beginners
If you’re new to cake decorating, fruitcakes are an excellent starting point. Their dense texture minimizes crumb peel-off during the frosting process, making it easier to achieve that professional look. Decorating a fruitcake doesn’t require a full frosting layer either. A simple glaze, adorned with glacéed fruit and carefully chosen nuts, is enough to create a finished product that will impress your friends, family, and coworkers.
Decorating Fruitcake without Frosting
Decorating fruitcake without frosting is a popular technique that allows for endless creativity. Start by making a glaze using confectioner’s sugar and milk (powdered sugar works great too). Once the glaze is ready, pour or brush it over the top of the fruitcake. Then, let your imagination run wild with the toppings. While Collin Street loves the classic combination of pecan halves and glacéed fruit, feel free to experiment with fresh citrus wedges, toasted nuts, and even edible flowers.
Decorating Fruitcake with Frosting
If you prefer a more traditional approach, you can’t go wrong with frosting. Royal icing, made with egg whites, powdered sugar, flavoring, and coloring, is a popular choice for its seamless finish. To make the frosting, simply whisk together confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, and egg whites. Then, use one of two methods: either ladle spoonfuls of icing onto the cake and let it drip down the sides, or use a piping bag to create intricate designs. Just remember, frosted fruitcakes should be eaten within a few days to ensure freshness.
Christmas Fruitcake Decoration Ideas
With the holiday season approaching, it’s the perfect time to plan your Christmas fruitcake decor. Whether you opt for glazing or frosting, adding droplets of red and green food coloring will give your cake a festive touch. And for a classic Christmas vibe, garnish with glacéed red cherries and pineapples. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not add some candy canes or peppermints for that extra holiday flair?
Get Your DeLuxe® Fruitcake at BDK Restaurant
Now that you’ve mastered the art of fruitcake decoration, it’s time to indulge in the world-famous DeLuxe® Fruitcake from BDK Restaurant. With over 125 years of history and a recipe packed with delicious ingredients, our fruitcake is a slice of tradition you won’t want to miss. Order online today and treat yourself to a truly exceptional dessert.