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How to Fill and Frost a Cake

Do you know how to frost and fill a cake? Baking a cake is one thing, but filling and frosting can get stressful. Here are the best tips for an easy, tasty, and beautiful cake!

Tools and Supplies

Finding the perfect tools to fill and frost a cake is overwhelming. Overall there are a few main tools you need.

An offset spatula is used to even out frosting or cake batter. These are great for a nice, smooth, and stable cake.

Turn tables are used to move the cake while frosting to make your life easier.

Here are kits at various price points with everything you need:

These kits have all that you need for a beautiful, even, and tasty cake decorating experience.

Inside the Cake

Now though the saying is your eyes eat the food, the inside of the cake is so important! Not only the taste but the base of the cake needs to be stable to support your artistic abilities.

  • Make sure your cakes are fully cooled before frosting and stacking. If you don’t do this it will crumble and fall apart.

  • To fill the cake, make an outer circle of frosting to contain the filling.

  • When making the filling, take flavors into consideration. Here are my favorite frosting cake combos.

Carrot cake-Cream cheese frosting Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting Red Velvet-Cream cheese frosting For even more combinations for the perfect occasion, check out this link by Wilton. Best Cake Flavor Combinations for Birthday Cakes For filling the cake, make sure your layering is sturdy with cool cakes and frosting in the middle to contain the filling. For a more in-depth description of the process, check out the link below. How to Fill & Layer a Cake | Wilton

Frosting Tricks

Frosting a cake may sound time-consuming, but here are my best tricks to have a quick easy frosting process.

  • If not filling the cake, try to have a nice even layer of frosting between each layer. If you are frosting light on the outside, make sure to be generous with the inside.

  • Chill the cakes so the frosting doesn't melt! A warm cake might sound delicious but once it's melting it won't be so good anymore.

  • Adjust the frosting to your desired consistency. If it's too thin, add some more sugar. If it’s too thick, add milk or cream.

For more tricks, this article will most definitely help your cake process. 13 Cake Frosting Tips That Will Definitely Come in Handy | Taste of Home


Making a beautiful cake can feel so rewarding when it looks good. To fulfill the beauty, look at my best tricks.

  • If you are using fondant, don't overdo it. Fondant might look beautiful but everyone prefers to leave it off because of the taste.

  • When piping the outside, using the frosting tip will make the cake so elegant.

  • Adding fresh fruit to your cake can add color as well as elevate the look.

  • A border on the cake can focus the cake and make it stand out.

For more decorating ideas, check out this website:

Now, look at that cake! I hope that it tastes even better than it looks when you cut into it. Share your cake and this link with your friends and family. Have an amazing day and enjoy your cake!

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