While some love to bake from scratch and even think of out-of-the-ordinary ways to serve their cakes, not everyone loves to bake or has the time to bake before guests arrive for a party. Yet, given that dessert is the last course of the meal, making it as enjoyable and memorable as possible is the goal of any host.
So, we’re here to tell you how you can ‘cheat’ your way to create an impressive dessert experience that is almost restaurant-worthy! All you have to do is order your choice of desserts from an online bakery in Singapore, then do some creative plating to make it look the part!
Below, we share some ideas on how to make any delectable dessert look more artful and Instagram-worthy using simple ingredients you probably already have at home.
1. Gorgeous garnish
Almost absolutely foolproof – this method is so simple that your kids can partake in the fun too! Garnish are toppings like sprinkles, herbs, or a piece of cut fruit that help to bring a focal point and colour contrast to a dish.
The rules are simple. Firstly, think about a flavour that matches your dessert. For example, you can top a chocolate cake or brownie with nuts. Perhaps a refreshing herb like mint or a slice of fruit like a lemon would work nicely for a fruit-based dessert.
Secondly, consider the visual effect. Play around with contrasting colours, so your dessert doesn’t look too drab and uniform. Lastly, don’t go overboard and bury your whole dessert in garnish! Ultimately, your dessert is still the star of the show, so make sure your garnish remains as just a supporting character, not the main.
2. Powder power
Powders add a wonderful layer of texture, gradient, and flavour to your dessert, and it’s so convenient because you don’t need any fresh ingredients for this. Depending on your dessert, you can use coffee powder, chocolate powder, matcha powder, or even just icing sugar.
We recommend using a sift for this to get that nice, snowy texture without clumps. Make sure the plate is nice and dry, as you don’t want your powder to turn into paste! It may take some practice to control the amount and direction of powder to create a pleasing effect, but the results are definitely worth it.
3. Delightful drizzles
Drizzles are so much fun to add, but it is also the hardest to master! The possibilities are endless with this one, as you can drizzle on your favourite syrup, jam, or chocolate sauce in any formation you like.
For starters, zigzags or dots are probably the most straightforward shapes to create. For the more adventurous or artsy, try using the back of a spoon or a serrated knife to spread the sauce onto the plate. You can create some interesting textures using various tools, so go crazy with it!
4. Creative composition
Composition refers to the arrangement of items on the plate to create a pleasing visual effect. If you have more than one dessert item to be served on a single plate, then this is something you need to pay attention to.
Some aspects you can think about are the distance between elements, symmetry, and height. Ideally, you want to create an arrangement that feels balanced and artistic. Any other element you add, including garnishes, drizzles, or powders, should also be considered in your composition!
Putting some effort into the presentation of your desserts is one great way to get hands-on and impress your guests without the hassle of baking everything from scratch! After all, we know how hectic preparing for a home gathering can be – from the cooking to the clean-up.
That’s why we are here to make things a little easier for you if you opt to outsource your desserts to someone else. To order from our online cake shop in Singapore is simple and fuss-free, with the added convenience of doorstep delivery. Discover our fantastic selection of party boxes or mix and match your own dessert order today!