Cake decorating ideas are available in books and this is something that you may use to find a variety of ideas for a special cake. You should get a step by step guide that can help you make the perfect cake. You may want to look for books that also include pictures and this can help you to ensure that you are on the right path and also to help you if you are stumped. You will be able to use a picture as a guide and this can help you to get the entire cake decorated properly.
While you are icing the cake, you can use an icing spatula to apply the second coating of icing. If you are going to apply icing on the top portion, it would be best to hold the spatula, horizontally to flatten and smoothen it properly.