There are many factors to consider when cake decorating and one of the most important is the frosting you use. There are many cake frosting recipes that can be used. Different frosting recipes used on the same type of cake will result in a completely different look and taste.
The consistency of the frosting is very important when decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. You will want to use different consistencies for doing different types of decorating to make the job easier. Buttercream Frosting is a type of frosting that is easy to work with when decorating cakes and the consistency can be adjusted as necessary. Shown below is a recipe for Decorator's Buttercream Frosting and information on how and when you may need to adjust the consistency when decorating cakes.