Making Cloud Decoration Out Of Buttercream

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Christy1911 Posted 21 Sep 2006 , 7:59pm
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I made some MMF clouds and don't like the way they turned out - they have a yellow tint I think and dont really look like clouds. Is there a tip to pipe clouds onto a cake? Thanks for suggestions

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MillyCakes Posted 21 Sep 2006 , 8:01pm
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The yellow tint might have come from your vanilla. Did you flavor your MMF?

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kisha311 Posted 21 Sep 2006 , 8:10pm
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You can make buttercream clouds using tip 12 or larger. It's the large round tip and you learn how to make clouds in Wilton Course 1 if you've taken it already. Very easy to do, just pipe a mound and kind of let the icing build up around itself and then pull the tip out. I would recommend the side swipe so that you don't have a peak on the cloud, unless you want a peak on the cloud!

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gourmetcakes Posted 21 Sep 2006 , 8:22pm
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I have done buttercream clouds on a white background in blue. But, you could do white clouds on blue. All I did is piped some half circles and used a small paint brush to give them a brushed affect. I have attached the picture.
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sweetamber Posted 21 Sep 2006 , 9:36pm
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Awww.... I love that cake! And the clouds came out really cool. That's going in my favorites right now!

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JoanneK Posted 21 Sep 2006 , 9:49pm
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I did an airplane cake (see my photos) and it had clouds. I just took a tip 5 and squeezed hard. I let the icing billow up and as I moved the tip along. Very easy to do.

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dodibug Posted 21 Sep 2006 , 9:55pm
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I used tip 10 for the clouds for the Angel baby shower cake in my pics.

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JoJo40 Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 2:13am
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For clouds, I remove the tip from an icing bag containing white bc (just leaving the coupler inside) and squeeze the clouds out with a motion similar to Joanne. I also make balloons this way.

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Cake_Geek Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 12:07pm
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I think I used tip 12 and just squiggled (technical term there icon_lol.gif ) the white bc out in a shape I wanted. You can see it on the cloud cake on the first page of my gallery www.cakegeek.com

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lapazlady Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 12:28pm
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I'll have to try clouds with just the coupler. My clouds have not been noteworthy up to this point. Maybe that will help.

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7yyrt Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 4:58pm
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Violet cancels yellow...take a little out and add JUST A TAD of violet to your buttercream. mix it well. It will whiten a lot.
There was a thread on this a little earlier. I tried it, worked great!
Whoops! Sorry I didn't take in it was MMF. Ignore me, I had a bad night...

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springlakecake Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 5:08pm
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I used tip 12 on mine. I just sort of "puffed" little mounds. it was easy.
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lapazlady Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 5:59pm
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Merissa, that is the cutest cake, and the clouds are great.

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gourmetcakes Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 6:22pm
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Merissa, that is so adorable. You are very talented. Those look like FBCT! Very nice.....can't wait to do those myself sometime!

I just realized that I have done clouds like that too on my care bear cake....they are so fluffy!

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springlakecake Posted 22 Sep 2006 , 7:47pm
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Merissa, that is so adorable. You are very talented. Those look like FBCT! Very nice.....can't wait to do those myself sometime!

I just realized that I have done clouds like that too on my care bear cake....they are so fluffy!




Thanks, actually they are chocolate transfers! your cake is great as well!

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JeniDS1998 Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 12:45am
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This is my cream cheese icing au natural (used Wilton's recipe).

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Here is the same icing after I added about 3/4 a dip of toothpick in Wilton Violet gel color. It's pretty much as white as it can get without adding "White" gel color. I'm going to make clouds tomorrow. Wish me luck!!! :)

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RedneckRuffle Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 1:06am
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That's really cute. Nice job!

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DeniseNH Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 3:36am
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I've done clouds by placing a blob of icing on the end of a butter knife and applying that way.  There's really no way you can mess up a cloud because no two clouds are the same.  So just have fun.

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