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6 Beautiful cakes that require no professional decorating skills

Lack piping skills to decorate a cake? No worries we have 6 recipes that will make you look pro AF.

by: Robyn Brittow | 30 Oct 2018
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We’ve all been there; either you've made too little icing to cover your cake or you’ve tried to ice a slightly warm cake, resulting in a melted mess. Whatever the reason, you just can’t seem to produce that beautifully iced, three-tiered cake you have your heart set on recreating. But don’t give up, these 6 recipes are foolproof and don’t require much icing skill. 

This beautiful coconut cake is laced with coconut shavings that hide any icing blemishes which may have occurred and the result is so breath-taking no one would have guessed all it took was covering the cake in shaved coconut. 

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You can never go wrong with a naked cake, just enough icing in between each layer to add a hint of colour and flavour. Have a go with this show-stopping vanilla chiffon and custard cake.

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These lemon and blueberry mini bundt cakes are almost too beautiful to eat. Simply drizzle with icing and you’re ready to serve.

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The fruit does all the work for you here, let the plums shine as the star of the show in this sticky caramelised upside down cake.

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If you have yet to bake your Christmas fruit cake, we suggest you get started with this wonderful fruity Christmas cake recipe.

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If you’re just looking for a quick treat or dessert for two,a microwave mug cake is here to save the day. It requires no icing. All you need to add is ice cream or fruit for a beautiful topping. You could also enjoy it just as is!

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Baking Hack: This easy fondant icing will take your cakes from zero to hero

ALSO READ: How to get those perfectly sharp edges when icing a cake ALSO READ: 10 great tips for flop-proof baking Fondant icing, or plastic icing as it's sometimes unfortunately known as, is probably the only time that a cake frosting can polarize people. You either love it or you hate it!

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