There is no better way to say "I love you" than with a cake made (and decorated) in your own kitchen. It is the Home-Ec equivalent of a boom box-overhead serenade. And to help you make your confection extra special, we asked instructor and executive pastry chef, Mitchell Hughes, of Berkeley’s Spun Sugar
, to share his foolproof ideas for transforming an ordinary dessert into a delectable work of art. From chocolate leaves to sugar gnomes, here are four of the easiest and sweetest ways to declare your undying devotion — in icing!
Photographed by Jasmine Gregory