Cake Designs Inspired by the Chinese New Year
As the Chinese New Year approaches, there is no better way to celebrate than with the best cakes in Singapore. Whether for a corporate gathering or a family occasion, a cake with a custom design to match the theme of the celebration is always a special touch.
- Create a cake in traditional colors of red and gold
To honor the traditional colors of the Chinese New Year, the best cakes in Singapore come in red and gold. This simple design can be achieved using fondant and other cake decorating techniques. To make a red and gold cake, first, frost the cake with a basic white buttercream. Then, create a fondant base in a bright red color. With the red fondant, cover the cake, creating a smooth and even surface. Finally, use gold edible paint or gold food color to add a decorative pattern of gold onto the red fondant. Enjoy this festive cake design for the Chinese New Year!
- Utilize the zodiac animal for the design
The Chinese New Year is a celebration of the cycle of the lunar calendar, and each year is represented by one of twelve zodiac animals. Utilize the zodiac animal for the design of your Chinese New Year cake by incorporating the animal’s distinctive features. For example, if the current lunar year is that of the Rabbit, you could make a cake shaped like a rabbit and decorate it with icing that resembles fur. Alternatively, you could make a cake decorated with the zodiac animal’s symbol or a pattern that includes it. The possibilities are endless, and the zodiac animal can be a great source of inspiration for your cake design.
- Incorporate traditional Chinese lanterns into the design
Incorporate traditional Chinese lanterns into the design to bring a festive and celebratory atmosphere to the cake. When creating the cake, use edible gold dust, edible paint, and edible markers to decorate the cake with images of the Chinese lanterns. The lanterns can be used as a focal point or an accent, depending on the overall design. Additionally, the use of vibrant colors, such as red and gold, will help to bring the design to life and make it more visually appealing.
- Use the symbol of fortune, the peach, for the cake’s icing
As Chinese New Year is a time of fortune and prosperity, we should be sure to incorporate the symbolic fruits of these qualities. The peach is a particularly special symbol of fortune and luck – it is said to bring long life and good luck. We can use this symbol in our cake designs to represent the auspicious occasion of Chinese New Year. For instance, an icing featuring the peach would be a unique and meaningful addition to a cake. This would be an eye-catching and delicious design that would truly represent the spirit of the holiday.
- Include the Chinese character for “Prosperity” in the design
The Chinese character for prosperity (繁荣) is an essential part of any Chinese New Year celebration, and here at XYZ Bakery, we want our cakes to truly capture the spirit of the occasion. As such, one of our design options for your Chinese New Year cake includes incorporating the Chinese character for prosperity into the cake’s decoration. This character can be used to symbolize good fortune and success for the new year and will be sure to add a special touch to your cake.
In conclusion, the Chinese New Year is an amazing opportunity to get creative with cake designs. From colorful dragon cakes to intricate lantern cakes, there are many ways to make your celebration truly memorable. Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, taking the time to make a special cake is sure to make your Chinese New Year celebration one to remember.