The Best Cake Toppings For Summer Garden Parties

Now that the days are finally starting to get longer and lighter and the weather is beginning to get warmer, lots of people will be planning big summer garden parties. Of course, you don’t need an excuse to get your family and friends together over the summer months and after what has felt like a very long and miserable winter, everyone is looking forward to spending some time with their loved ones in the sunshine. 

When you’re playing host, it is likely that you will put on some food for your guests and often, whether you’re doing a buffet or a BBQ, a dessert is a must-have. You can’t go wrong with baking a delicious homemade cake and there are so many brilliant toppings you can experiment with in the summer. So, if you have a few summer garden parties planned and you’re looking for some cake inspiration, below is a list of some of the best cake toppings to try this year. 

Zesty lemon icing 

Arguably, nothing beats a lemon cake during the summer months and if you’re going to make a citrusy cake then it is only right that you match the topping. Using something like Betty Crocker Lemon Icing will make transforming a lemon sponge into a moreish summer cake really easy. Of course, you can always decorate the top of the cake with lemon slices too.  

Classic vanilla icing 

You simply can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla icing and it is a perfect alternative to chocolate icing for the summer months. Again, Betty Crocker Vanilla Icing is a brilliant choice and it always tastes delicious. When using simple vanilla icing, you can top your cake with summer fruits too and using fresh raspberries or strawberries is perfect for this time of year. 

Jam and fresh cream 

Nothing screams summer like a jam and fresh cream cake, and if you’re feeling adventurous, making a three or four tiered cake full of jam and cream will always go down well with your guests. Whilst strawberry jam is an obvious choice to accompany your freshly whipped cream, there are so many different flavours to explore, from Tiptree Black Cherry to Tiptree Apricot.

White chocolate buttercream 

If you know that your family and friends are chocolate lovers, then why not mix things up a little bit and make a white chocolate buttercream. Buttercream couldn’t be easier to make and it can be presented in lots of different ways as well. When using white chocolate buttercream, why not decorate the cake with Milkybar Giant Buttons or Lindt Lindor Truffles too. 

Cream cheese frosting

For something slightly less sickly sweet, cream cheese frosting is a great choice for summer, especially if you’re making a carrot cake. Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting topped with mixed nuts is a unique alternative to classic cake toppings and whether you use Tree of Life Walnuts or Tree of Life Pecans, the cake will be delicious.

Dusting of icing sugar 

When wanting to keep things really simple and slightly more rustic, a dusting of icing sugar is the way to go and this is the perfect topping for a victoria sponge cake. You can either coat the whole cake with Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar or you could use a paper template to create a shape or pattern on top of the cake. You really can be as creative as you’d like with the icing sugar. 

Buying British food online 

All in all, no matter how good your baking skills may be, you really can make a delicious cake for your family and friends to enjoy this summer if you opt for any of the different cake toppings mentioned above. Don’t worry, if you’re living abroad and you’re unable to pick up some of the British brands required to top your cake, simply order everything that you need on the British Essentials website. Think of our online store as your very own British Supermarket. 

We have been exporting British foods and goods since 2014 and our core mission is to make the products that British people love accessible to everyone around the world. Buying British food online couldn’t be easier when you turn to our website and all of our products can be delivered worldwide, so no matter where you live, you won’t have to miss out. Explore our website today to see what favourite British brands we’re able to supply. 

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