The Easiest Way To Decorate A Cake

Some of us are great at baking; others are great at cake decorating. Some of us are lucky enough to be good at both. But, for those of us who only excel in matters of taste and texture, it's a good thing cake decorating just got a whole lot easier. The easiest way to decorate a cake (and make it look great) is to cover the entire cake in sprinkles. Here's how to do it.

Start by placing the cake on a cardboard round or a plate. Then, cover the entire cake in a thin layer of frosting to seal in any crumbs. Frost the cake with a second, thicker layer of icing, being sure to coat the cake as evenly as possible.

Put the cake in the freezer for 10 minutes. While the cake is chilling, pour a large container of sprinkles into a wide, shallow dish.

Then, lift the cake from the bottom with one hand and hold it over the dish of sprinkles. Use your free hand to scoop up large handfuls of sprinkles, gently pressing them into the sides of the cake and allowing the excess sprinkles to fall back into the dish.

When the sides of the cake are completely covered, place the cake on a baking dish (to catch any stray sprinkles) and pour sprinkles on top of the cake, gently pressing them into the frosting until the entire cake is coated in an even layer.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.