Do you like a seven-layer cake? Or would you like to create a cake in the shape of a baseball diamond with bases and baseball players in honor of your dad's birthday with his favorite team marked in the colored icing? Or would you prefer a jazzy chocolate cake with beautiful red roses and a green border? You can make any of these cakes. It starts with knowing the basics like simple borders, decorations and cake molds. Then it advances to lace/lattice work, tiered cakes, special icings and finally advanced flowers. Creativity — it's just a piece of cake!

Resources for all levels



CD361 Cake Decorating 1

  • Bake and frost single-layer cakes
  • Learn basic decorating procedures

CD362 Cake Decorating 2

  • Bake two-layer cakes
  • Learn to make flowers, borders, and special effects like lace, lattice work, basket weave and more

CD363 Cake Decorating 3

  • Bake stacked and tiered cakes
  • Master flower making

State Fair

4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won't want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.