Bundt Cake Decorating Ideas

By LeafTV Editor

Bundt cakes are already small works of art, with their circular design and sculptured ridges that please the eye. Decorating them should enhance their beautiful shape, not overwhelm it.

Homemade gluten-free lemon bundt cake with sugar powder, top
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Bundt Cake Decorating Ideas

Dusting and Doilies

A bundt cake looks beautiful with a dusting of powdered sugar, lightly spread over the top and sides. Make the dusting more interesting by placing a pretty paper doily (available at grocery stores and gourmet food shops) over the top of the cake, and lightly powdering the top of it with cocoa powder or powdered sugar. Remove the doily to reveal the pattern on the top of the cake.

Floral Bundts

Create thick rows that resemble flower petals that cascade down the side of your bundt cake. To do this, pack frosting into a plastic bag, and cut off the tip of one corner. Push the frosting through the opening to create piping. Create the petal first, and then fill it in after you've created the shape. Fill the center of the bundt with vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream, and keep the cake in the freezer until you're ready to serve it.

Black and White Bundt

This is a variation on the black and white cookie frosting. Melt a package of chocolate chips and a package of white chocolate chips in separate containers. When they're thoroughly melted, slowly pour the dark chocolate on one half of the cake. Let it cool, and cover the other half of the bundt cake with melted white chocolate chips.


Make a simple bundt cake icing with 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1/3 cup of butter and around 3 tbsp. of water. Melt the butter, and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add the water a little at a time until the mixture is a thick and smooth. You can add different flavors to this recipe to enhance the flavoring in your bundt cake; for example, you can add cherry flavoring and food coloring to the icing to cover a cherry or chocolate bundt cake. Pour the icing slowly around the top of the bundt cake, to make sure it goes over the sides evenly.