Creative (and easy) ways to turn a cake into a piece of art

Whether it's for a birthday or just any excuse to have cake, these 11 ways to decorate will have everyone thinking you're a master baker!

These cute and colourful designs are Insta-worthy and will make your friends green with envy. The brilliant part? It's not as hard to master as you may think!

1. Cake covered in kid's fruity cereal

 

 

I love this city like my kids love fruity pebbles!!! I ?? NYC #hotelelyseenyc

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2. Layer the top with lashings of chocolate ribbons

 

 

That one time I made a triple chocolate flake cake ???????? #cakespo #bakespiration #food #cake

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3. Fruit as the centrepiece

 

 

This cake though! Prettiest prop ever ????#sugarandcloth #sugarandclothstudio

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ok ok last one I promise! i just can't help myself. look at this PAVLOVA @scootabaker made us!! ??

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4. Dribbled edible paint a la Jackson Pollock

 

 

it's a boozy splatter painted chocolate chili cake and it's on the blog ??????????

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5. Macarons or biscuits as the focal point

 

 

Swirly Lemon and Blueberry Cake with Lemon Curd Macarons. Recipe up on the blog now! http://goo.gl/YGHZVc

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6. Cake covered with doughnuts!

 

 

another day, another donut cake (made with real mini donuts)

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7. Cake covered in sprinkles

 


 

 

Off to dream of sprinkly cakes ??????. #sprinkles #cake #sprinklesmakeeverythingbetter #sweetdreams

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8. Cake covered in edible mud aka chocolate chip cookies

 

 

You guys still like cake, right?? ?????????? Mint Chocolate Chip Cake (+++ crunch) new #ontheblog!

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Happy half birthday milo! Now this is a mother f-ing Oreo cake! #thankyousweetrose!!!!!

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9. Finished off with a colourful edible flower

 

 

can't... stop... posting... photos of cakes with edible flowers! @newcastlegreens

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10. Top with sticky sweet popcorn!

 


 


 

11. Decorate with jelly beans or smarties

 


 

 

One of today's piñata cakes! #primrosebakery #cake #piñatacake #chocolate #smarties #spiderman #birthdaycake

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