Ok, so this two-toned technique has many applications, but I used it to create a landscape on the side of my cub scout cake. It worked so well, I can’t wait to find a good reason to use it again! Wait until you see how easy it is! Sure you could create a similar look with fondant, but buttercream makes for better eating.Start by smoothly frosting the cake tier with the background color of your choice. Since I’m making a landscape, I frosted my cake in blue for the sky.For my s...
Best Chocolate American Butter Cream Icing (Crusting) This chocolate butter cream is absolutely lush and has a nice, rich brown color. It crusts well, so you can use the Viva method to smooth it. It also pipes beautifully. By far my favorite recipe for chocolate ABC when it comes to taste. Recipe doubles and triples well! Ingredients 1 cup salted butter, softened (2 sticks) 6 to 8 ounces unsweetened, bittersweet, or semi-sweet chocolate (or any combination) 2 tablespoons clear ...
I posted this to my blog this morning, but I wasn’t sure if I could share videos on here or not. In this video, I present the method I use to get a diamond / harlequin effect on my buttercream cakes. Hope you enjoy!
Ruffles are everywhere these days, and recently I had a bride want ruffles on her wedding cake. But not fondant ruffles – Oh no, she wanted butter cream ruffles. So I took a few hours to figure them out and I documented the process. Let’s start with an image of the technique, almost completed: Pretty, huh? The best part is, you only need 2 tips to accomplish this look! I have seen a rose tip used to make ruffles, but I have found that the Ateco Tip 070 is absolut...
This is the most popular post on my blog, and the most viewed video on my YouTube channel, because it’s something we all have struggled with. In this video tutorial, I will show you my method for getting my cakes ice-rink smooth. And as an added bonus, I will provide my buttercream recipe below the video window. This technique works best with an all butter icing. Feel free to try it with your own recipe, but I am providing my “kids” butter cream recipe if you want to...
2-layer 8-in. round butternut cake w/ buttercream icing, and all buttercream flowers. Pastel roses in 2-tone pink, lavender, yellow, and sage green leaves and ivy~ Grass bottom boarder and pink rosebuds around sides of cake~ FILLING: in between layers is a fresh mixed berry filling, I always make from fresh or frozen berries, depending on season~ I cook down berries, then strain seeds out~ return to pan, and add some lime juice (a tbsp. or more if needed for nice crisp a...
100% buttercream 2-tiered Wiz of Oz cake theme for March of Dimes benefit.Frost top and bottom tiers in buttercream. On top tier add 2-tones of blue for sky effect and smooth in leaving variations of colors… Outline w/ tooth pick shape for hot air balloon . Out line w/ red #4 and white & red for fill in balloon #5 and black for basket #4. Smooth balloon w/ finger tip dipped in warm water, and then out line again in red #4. Put #5 piped white clouds around to...
Bake and frost 1/4 sheet cake in Pink (I used princess pink color in gel). I pipe #3 or #4 white BC vines in corners, then pipe #104 roses on flower nail and place in corner in corners. I added rose buds along vines and start adding #352 white leaves. I then use palest green and mainly white in a tub for just a hint of color by adding more vines and leaves to fill in. I add a top and bottom boarder in #352 white leaf ruffle boarder. Front side of cake I added 3-tip dots a...
Made this tutorial when I was asked a few times how to do this technique. Hope you enjoy it. :) VIDEO HERE Photo:
!https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdimg/mv8n4n5.jpg! I frosted a 1/4 sheet red velvet w/ buttercream and smoothed w/ very warm water w/ knife dipped in and shake off excess. * (tip) I also pre-spray lightly water before smoothing and knife in warm water.Center of cake put a deep line w/ spatula and smooth out those edges.Make a black line in between these crevices.w/ gray icing make # 4 line to do outline of bottom door plates and fill in w/ #10 or 12 tip. then smooth over being caref...
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