Blog entries tagged buttercream

Peggy Porschen's Vanilla Buttercream

When I first started making custom cakes, I bought a Peggy Porschen book, Simply Spectacular Cakes. I had been making SMBC (Swiss meringue buttercream) on the advice of another caker friend, but when I tried Peggy’s buttercream recipe and I was...

Buttercream floral designs #5: Buttercream roses galore!

1/2 sheet cake frosted in buttercream. #104 rose tip for #26 pastel roses in pink, yellow, peach, 2-tone shades as well of same colors. Also added #44 rose buds around roses along inside and outside boarder of large roses....

Fashion Inspired Ombre Buttercream Cupcake

I wanted to design a ruffle cupcake that reflected the soft beauty of frilled designer dresses incorporating the delicate flow that mimics the fabric frills, flowers, and ruffles that are in the runway’s lovely dresses. Using fashion as...

Sugar Christmas Tree

I just had to share this fun and life-like Christmas tree piped with royal icing (including the ornaments)! Literally the entire tree including the drying time in between the leaves and the ornaments took 30 minutes, yet these christmas trees...

Buttercream birthday cakes #2: Wagon wheel buttercream design

I frosted sides w/ chocolate buttercream, or you can tint BC brown. Then I added small amounts of black around sides w/ #3 or #4 tip and smoothed up around top. Then I piped white icing within 1-inch of outer top edge, and smoothed....

Buttercream birthday cakes #1: Tractor farm cake in 100% buttercream

100% Buttercream~ I frosted entire cake in white BC. Then I took one or two different shades of green and put small amounts here and there on bottom 1/2 of cake and smoothed. then I put some brown and golden yellow in smaller...

Buttercream floral designs #4: Forget-me-nots in beautiful tones

Frost 1/4 sheet red velvet in buttercream. I pipe a little buttercream in opposite corners to raise bouquet a little. I then make vine design, where I will place flowers, so you will probably not see much of that, after I...

Buttercream floral designs #3: Vibrancy in Buttercream roses! Wedding cake~

Frost a 10 & 6 inch 2-layer cakes in buttercream. Use #104 tip to make icing roses (of which you can find online tutorials for). I made red and deep purple per request of bride. I put a mound of icing on top tier to have...

Tiered birthday cakes #2: Wizard of Oz Buttercream creation.

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/...

Scary cakes & Halloween!!! #1: Walking Dead in buttercream!

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...