I baked a chocolate cake for my mother in law, Julie. I baked it in a 9 inch pan using regular white butter-cream icing. WILTON is always my best choice for making icing and Wilton also has many decorating tips and recipes.
On this cake, I am learning to make Sotas. A sota is made by simply holding the bag of icing just above the surface of the cake, squeeze to allow icing to drop in a random pattern. I love making sotas, I think this is very easy and the result it looks very good and it is also a good way to cover up any imperfections in the cake. My favorite and probably the easiest thing to do in cake decorating are making the trim along the top edge and bottom edge. I have many options for making the trim including using a shell design with sweet pea flowers by placing 1 flower every 3 inches. I used a Forget- Me-Not flower for the top decoration. It comes with different sizes from small to bigger. I was also practicing how to make leaves.
So this simple cake for mothers day is not bad after all for a new beginner cake decorator.