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To decorate cakes with fresh fruits is a simple and quick technique that also yields beautiful-looking cakes. You can also use fruits to decorate other desserts such as cheesecakes, pies and tarts. During the summer especially, there is a large variety of tasty fruits available in the market. Hence it is the best season to decorate cakes with fresh fruit on top.
Some things to consider when adding fresh fruits to cake:
- Make sure the fruit is well washed and cleaned.
- If cutting the fruit and then placing it on the cake, do so, just before serving or delivery. Fruits cut up a few hours or a day ago dry up and are not tasty. They may also turn a little brown in colour. So please avoid it.
- In case of delivery, you can brush on a little bit of piping gel (totally optional) on top of the fruits to keep them from browning.
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Decorating with Mango
Here in India, mango is the king of fruit and mango cakes are the most demanded. One of the most popular designs is a large rosette made up of thinly cut mango slices. This technique looks challenging to achieve but is pretty simple to do.
To do this, cut the mango into thin slices lengthwise. Each slice will act as a rose petal. To start, roll up the first piece and place it in the centre of the cake. Now from there, start by taking a slice at a time and placing it around the centre. Overlap one slice slightly over the other, like rose petals. You can use different types of mangoes too to achieve a difference in the colour of the petals. Use a turn table to help you move the cake around. To see this in more detail, watch the video below. For some contrasting colours, always use a few mint leaves to freshen up the dessert.
Decorating with Berries
Another way to decorate cakes with fresh fruit is to use a variety of berries. Pile them on top of the cake, or arrange them in an intricate manner, both work and look great.
I hope this tutorial helped you and inspired you to decorate cakes with fresh fruits as well. Do not forget to tag me @ovenbytes or #ovenbytes when you create your creations.