Blog entries tagged buttercream

Cupcake Piping Techniques Tutorial

Welcome to this video tutorial where I share with you my favourite piping tips/nozzles and show you the different techniques for piping each into beautiful swirls of buttercream. I really hope you enjoy this video. Below is a link to my...

A Bite of Buttercream #10: Using a Silicone Mold with Buttercream

Using Buttercream in a mold?? Sorcery!! Well no actually, it’s easier than you might think, and opens up a whole world of design and decoration opportunities. As well as fondant/gumpaste/modelling chocolate, you can use silicone molds with...

A Bite of Buttercream #9: Why I love Buttercream

Spend 5 minutes on any cake page, and you’ll see pages and pages of sharp edged fondant and ganache. So why then, if they are so popular, would I not only choose to work with Buttercream, but shout it from the rooftops? For the full list of...

Piping a Buttercream Rose

Buttercream Roses are sooo beautiful, and they are by far, the most requested Buttercream tutorial that I get asked for! I have a quick and easy Video Tutorial for you (my first ever Youtube Video!), that demonstrates my technique, which is a...

A Bite of Buttercream #8: Creating a Fairytale

There’s more to Buttercream than meets the eye. Did you know you can texture buttercream with an impression mat, just like fondant? Well you can! You can also mix your media, and add fondant, modelling chocolate, wafer paper, and a host of...

A Bite of Buttercream #7: When is Icing, Art?

When does Cake become Edible Art? Is there a point when Buttercream becomes an artistic medium? YES. Creation is intent. Simple as that. If you have taken something, anything, and used it to express an idea, an emotion or message, you have...

Buttercream flower cakes #3: My first multi-tiered floral buttercream cake

I’ve gone crazy over floral buttercream cakes, so when I joined a wedding exhibit last weekend, I made a four-tier floral buttercream cake. It’s just a dummy cake, and I used vegetable shortening with a bit of confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch...

A Bite of Buttercream #6: Flower Arranging - Buttercream Style!

So you’ve piped some really awesome Buttercream flowers. They’re beautiful. The colours are perfect. Now what? Flower arranging in Buttercream is pretty much the same as arranging regular flowers, except of course you get to eat these ones! ...

A Bite of Buttercream #5: A Leaf on the Wind

Leaves and foliage can make or break your Floral Cake. There has been many a time where I have chosen my flowers, placed them on a cake and thought “this isn’t going to work..”, then Boom! Leaves and foliage add realism, depth and colour to your...

A Bite of Buttercream #4: Star Tips and Rosettes

Stars… in your multitude.. Sorry, I couldn’t resist, I’m a theatre buff! So you’ve probably heard the terms “open star” and “drop flower” tips, but what do they do, and when do I use them? What’s the best tip for piping rosettes? Join me as I...