Berry Topped Cake – Easy Cake Decorating!

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.I recently shared the Bunny Breakfast I put together for the girls and several of you commented about the berry topped cake on display.  While that particular cake was purchased, I wanted to show you just how easy it would be to make your own!  This is a simple cake to decorate with stunning results.  It’s really all about the berries – they’re gorgeous by themselves, so when you arrange them on top of a simple cake and give them a quick glaze, you really can’t go wrong!

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.

For this Berry Topped Cake, you will need:

1 – 3-inch thick, 8-inch round cake layer
1 batch of buttercream or other frosting suitable for piping (please, please don’t use canned frosting)
Piping bag and Wilton Tip No. 32 (open star)
assorted berries
jelly (you can really use any berry flavor; I even used some strawberry rhubarb jam because that’s what I had on hand)
Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.

Begin by leveling the top of the cake layer and coating it with a thin layer of frosting to seal in the crumbs and provide a base of frosting behind where you will pipe the decorations.  Chill the cake in the freezer for several minutes.

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.

Fit your piping bag with Tip. No. 32 and fill 1/2 full with frosting.

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.Pipe parallel lines of frosting from the base of the cake, straight up and just over the edge of the top.

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.Continue all the way around the cake.

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.Rinse and dry berries.

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.Mound on the top center of the cake.

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.Heat about 1/3 C. of jelly in a small saucepan over medium heat until smooth and liquid.  Use a pastry brush to carefully coat the exposed berries with a thin layer of jelly.

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.

Done!

Berry Topped Cake - so easy to decorate with stunning results.

Was that about the easiest cake you’ve ever made?  I used this marshmallow frosting recipe (the vanilla version) and a boxed cake mix (lemon, yum!).  Once the cake was baked and frosting made, the total decorating time was less than 15 minutes – gotta love that!

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