Cake Decorating Style and Technique Quiz

Test your knowledge of various confection designs with this cake decorating style and technique quiz. Long gone are the days of just simply decorating a cake with buttercream frosting and sprinkles. Today's professional cakes are works of art and many times, treated as such. They are uniquely designed and styled with the utmost perfection. But do you truly know the cake decorating style or technique being used when you look at a cake? Do you understand the difference between fondant and gum paste? What is better to use on cupcakes, icing or frosting? Take this test and find out if you really know all there is about cake designs with this cake decorating style and technique quiz.

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1. When decorating a cake with fondant, why should you first spread a thin layer of buttercream frosting on the cake?