MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Farm Kitchen

11. Icing on the Cake


  • Study and learn cake-decorating basics: filling the decorating bag, correct decorating bag position, using couplers, and all the other basics. Study and learn all categories under "Decorating Cakes" in the Wilton Cake-Decorating Beginner's Guide pamphlet.
  • Read Cake Decorating for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Like a Pro by Rose Atwater or take a cake decorating class.


  • Create your own basic cake-decorating kit using the techniques you learned in the beginner badge.
  • Use your cake decorating tools to bake and frost one cake for any occasion. This could be a chapter member, family member, or friend’s birthday or other special occasion. Make your own frosting and use at least three different frosting tips or designs.


  • Enter a cake in your local fair or donate one for a cake auction. (Research the parameters for your local fair before beginning. There are often multiple categories, such as application of icing, difficulty of technique, theme, and flavor.) Get as creative as possible.

(The pamphlet and book required for this badge are available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; e-mail

April, 2024 Edition