How to decorate pies:

recipes and a selection of delicious ideas

Tender pastries are the best treat. It is so nice to gather your family on a weekend at the dinner table and enjoy tea with a freshly baked cake. The atmosphere of such a tea party will charge you with positive emotions for the week ahead.

If you want to please your family, then experiment with decorating your cake. So it will become even more appetizing and will become the object of admiration and the reason for compliments in your direction.

How to decorate your favorite cake? Take advantage of the cool ideas from our selection that will make the cake even more appetizing.


A simple cake for every day

Cooking method:

Mix flour, baking powder and vanilla. Sift through.

Beat the butter well together with the sugar until thick peaks.

Add the eggs one at a time, continuing to beat well.

Pour in the buttermilk. Mix well.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir the dough well.

Before you send the cake to a preheated 190 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, try to diversify its taste and decorate the appearance, following our simple tips.


Think of the recipe above as a template or base from which you can make a unique baking masterpiece if you experiment with the ingredients. We share simple ideas, each of which will change the taste of your cake beyond recognition.

So, you can replace half of the flour with cocoa powder and add 1 cup of melted bitter chocolate to the list of ingredients. The cake will acquire a rich chocolate taste that will not leave anyone indifferent.

Replace 1/3 of the flour that is listed in the recipe with the popular matcha powder. This is a powdered green tea, which is characterized by a rich composition and an interesting taste. It is actively used by modern cooks to diversify the taste of their pastries and add a zest to it.


Buttermilk can be replaced with the juice of your favorite citrus fruit. For example, on grapefruit. At the same time, it is important to compensate for the citrus sourness at the expense of sweetness — add syrup or a little more sugar to the list of ingredients.


Don't be afraid to use bold combinations and mix your favorite ingredients. With vanilla, almonds, coconut shavings and orange zest are perfectly combined. Add these ingredients to the dough and enjoy delicious pastries with your loved ones.

  • Spices — another cool option to diversify the taste of your favorite pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and even cayenne pepper-all of them will perfectly show themselves in baking and will give you unforgettable gastronomic emotions.
  • Add the frozen bananas to the butter. Their delicate taste will make your pastries even tastier. Important: Before adding bananas to the butter, roll them in a small amount of flour. This is necessary so as not to harm the consistency of the dough.

Do not forget about the appearance of the cake

You can decorate not only the taste of your cake, but also its appearance. Most ideas do not require much time and effort, and the result will exceed all your expectations.

Fruit. Baked bananas, citrus slices, figs-fruits will be the perfect option for decorating your cake. Pour them with caramel and enjoy the delicious result.

Chocolate ganache. Amazing chocolate cream will be a simple, but at the same time a win-win option for decorating your cake. Everyone loves chocolate!

Whipped cream. If you do not want to cook ganache, then use the usual whipped cream. They look no less impressive, and most importantly-do not lose in taste.


Caramel. Another popular option for decorating a cake is caramel. And this topping won popularity for a reason. True sweet tooths know that caramel is an easy way to turn an ordinary pie into a baking masterpiece.


Chocolate chips. Grate the chocolate on a grater and sprinkle it on the cake. It will turn out delicious and appetizing. You can add chopped nuts and even berries to the chocolate.

Bon appetit