Cake Decorations for The Frosting Impaired

balloon birthday cake topper
Do you enjoy making homemade cakes yet you couldn’t make a frosting rosebud if your life depended on it?

That’s okay! There are many fantastic ways to decorate a cake without having to squirt out a single frosting flower.  I’ve created a few Pinterest boards with examples of each of my favorite frosting-free ways to top a cake below.


Balloon Cake Toppers

From balloon animals to hot air balloon cupcakes, there’s something about combining real balloons with cake that just says “party!”
Follow Brigitte Dale’s board Real Balloon Cake Toppers on Pinterest.


Decorating a Cake with Fresh Flowers

One summer when I was a kid, I remember my mom sending my sister and I to gather fresh “Johnny Jump Up’s” and nasturtiums from the yard and then watching her use them to decorate a birthday cake for my grandma. It was most beautiful cake I had ever seen. Decorating a cake with fresh flowers is so easy, so classy, so quick!

Follow Brigitte Dale’s board Decorating Cakes with Fresh Flowers on Pinterest.

Pennant Cake Toppers

I love the circus-y, nostalgic feel that these little paper pennants give to a cake. You can make your own and personalize it with a name,  or find an easy printable version (I included one of those below!)

Follow Brigitte Dale’s board Topping a Cake with Pennants on Pinterest.


Decorating a Cake with Figurines and Collectibles

When your 3-year-old announces he wants a Thomas the Train Cake, or your 5-year-old includes a request for a My Little Pony birthday cake in her bedtime prayers, don’t panic! You don’t have to somehow carve and frost a cake into the recognizable shape of a famous train or a pony. Just top a cake with toys or a collectible that your child can keep as a gift! This same idea applies to cakes for adults too : ) Follow Brigitte Dale’s board Topping a cake with Collectibles & Toys on Pinterest.

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