How to Decorate a Cake with Raspberries
This post is dedicated to all my bakers who love raspberries. Raspberries are so beautiful to look at and probably one of the most delicious berries to eat. And they have the perfect flavor to pair with cakes. I have made so many different cakes that showcase raspberries in flavor and beauty. But this post is all about how to decorate a cake with raspberries. I hope you enjoy!
I thought it would be best to showcase 5 different cakes I’ve made that I decorated with raspberries to help gives you some raspberry decorating ideas. There are so many more ways than just 5 to decorate your cakes, but these are some of my favorites! I hope you learn something new and have fun trying these raspberry decorating ideas out on your own cakes.
5 Ways to Decorate a Cake with Raspberries
Raspberry Cake #1: Raspberry Pretzel Cake
I actually decorated the top of this Raspberry Pretzel Cake with the raspberry pretzel filling I spread between the cake layers. I want you to know there are so many ways to decorate or finish a cake! I loved leaving this one uncovered because the cake layers themselves are so amazing to look at. So, this cake shows how you can decorate a cake with raspberries by using the raspberry filling you intended to use throughout the cake. I love how this one turned out and I hope you do too!
Raspberry Cake #2: Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake
I love the decoration on this Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake. There are a lot of different elements to it, but it all works together so nicely and is actually pretty simple to put together. For this cake, I did a chocolate ganache drip on a portion of the cake, then placed a few raspberries over it, and then piped some dollops of cream in between the raspberries. So, this cake is a good example of how you can incorporate other decoration elements (buttercream, ganache, chocolate shavings) with your raspberries to help it all come together.
Raspberry Cake #3: Chai White Chocolate Raspberry Cake
One of the crispest color combinations is red and white. I absolutely love the look of the fresh raspberries on my Chai White Chocolate Raspberry Cake. One of the things that I enjoy most about raspberries is that they are already beautiful to look at without you having to do anything to them. Sometimes it’s nice to keep it simple and put a border of raspberries around the top of your cake. Don’t be afraid to go simple–sometimes that’s exactly what a cake needs for it to look clean and elegant.
Raspberry Cake #4: Layered Pink Pavlova with Vanilla Custard
A very simple trick that makes raspberries stand out even more on a cake is to dust it with powdered sugar. On my Layered Pink Pavlova with Vanilla Custard, I sprinkled fresh raspberries in between the cake layers and then on top and finished it with powdered sugar. I don’t always recommend sprinkling fresh raspberries over the entire top of your cake, but I did it on this pavlova because it helped add some rich flavor.
Raspberry Cake #5: Raspberry Cream Cupcakes
We’re switching it up and talking about cupcakes for this one! A super easy way to decorate with raspberries is to make a raspberry cream. All you need is freeze-dried raspberries, sugar, and heavy cream. You have to specifically use freeze-dried raspberries (instead of frozen or fresh) in order to get a soft enough cream. That way you can use the cream to pipe onto the cupcakes.
The raspberry cream itself is really beautiful as the specks of freeze-dried raspberries are sprinkled throughout! You can add a few freeze-dried raspberries on top of each cupcake to add a bit more decoration too.
How to Decorate a Cake with Raspberries
I hope you enjoyed these cake decorating ideas! Do you feel like you know how to decorate a cake with raspberries now? As I said, there are so many more ways than just these five that you can decorate your cakes with raspberries. I’d love to see what creations you’ve made or what you will make with raspberries! You can send me your cake photos to me over on Instagram. And you can follow me there @cakebycourtney for more tips and tricks on all things cake!