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Easy cake decorating ideas for kids

Baking and decorating cakes is a fantastic way to spend time with your kids. Baking and making cakes teaches them new skills and the decorating stage allows them to unleash their creativity. Plus, at the end, there’s cake, and that’s always a good thing. To help you get started we’ve put together a few of our favourite cake decorating ideas for kids that are simple to do and fun.

And, whilst you’re here, why don’t you check out our home-baking shop to find everything you need to become a master-baker!

Sharpen your stencil skills

We love using stencils and cookie cutters. It’s a fun and creative way to spend a wet afternoon and always adds extra character to a delicious cake. In fact, we love stenciling so much, we created our own just for you. We would love to see your creations, just use the hashtag #ocado or tag us @ocado when you upload your pics!

Use dried fruit

Create patterns, shapes or even a short message to your glorious cake by using dried fruits, fresh berries, nuts, or edible flowers.

We used Ocado own-range berries and M&S Edible Flowers on ours!

Use a decorating kit

Using cake decorating kits is perfect if you’re short on time, but still want to create a cake to remember.

Try Dr. Oetker Spectacular Science Colour Change Baking Kit which is fun and creative way to get your little ones involved.

Add extra texture

Marshmallows on cake? Yes please. Soft pink and white marshmallows are an easy, and quite delicious, way to add extra character and texture to your baked creation. Don’t forget cream either, a fun and tasty addition to any cake in our opinion.

We used M&S Soft Marshmallows, only £1!

All the glitters is good 

Using glitters and gels, including easy-to-use and always fun icing pens, is a fantastic and very colourful way to add extra decoration and a bit of glitz to your cake. 

Add some glitter to your next order. Explore Sprinkletti’s decorations range.

Choc your world

Create flowers, love hearts and other fun patterns for your cake using everyone’s favorite cake topping, chocolate! The hardest part of this cake decorating idea is deciding which chocolate to use. Will it be Smarties, chocolate fingers, or another choccy favourite?

Explore our chocolate aisle for inspiration.

Now let’s try this at home

Easy cake recipes for kids

Find all our easy cake recipes for kids in this collection and don’t forget the aprons – things could get messy. For a simple celebration centrepiece, try Liam Charles’ birthday sprinkle cake recipe. For a cake that’s fun to decorate as well as bake, try our carrot cake loaf recipe. And because kids love everything chocolate-flavoured, you’ll find a classic chocolate cake recipe in there too. Baking a cake is a great lesson in patience for kids, as all those decorations will slide right off a cake that’s not cooled properly. Why not invest in a proper cooling rack for your cake creations, so they can get on with the fun decorating part faster?

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