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DIY video: Learn to decorate a cake using only frosting and a plastic baggie

I'm no expert, but this is a serious step up from just piling frosting on.

  • Yield: 10 servings

Let's get this out of the way: I'm an amateur when it comes to cake decorating, and that's putting it mildly. The last time I tried, I was too little to stir the frosting. But I had to decorate a cake, and I was determined to make something special, darn it. I had no fancy cake decorating supplies, just frosting ingredients and a plastic baggie. If I made it work, then you can too.


  • 1 cake
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • food coloring
  • 1 plastic baggie


First, make the cake. I used a mix, but you can make a cake from scratch if you're better than me. I actually made two cakes so I could go for the layered effect.

Next comes the frosting. If you've never made frosting before, you will be amazed how ridiculously simple the process is. Just mix together powdered sugar and cream cheese. It's easier to use a mixer, but I didn't have one, so I just did it by hand.

Put a cup of the frosting in a separate bowl and add food coloring. Mix it up well, and put it in a plastic baggie. Press the frosting to one corner of the baggie. Cut off the tip of the bag (only cut off a tiny amount, maybe a millimeter or so).

Frost the cake with the regular frosting. Once it's covered, use the baggie to squeeze your special colorful frosting into cool designs on the cake.

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