Buttercream Draping

Decorating By Gingoodies Updated 14 Jul 2014 , 10:15pm by leeann34

Gingoodies Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:36pm
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For all who asked how I did the buttercream draping effect on my "Krand wedding cake", the detailed instructions are from the June 1997 issue of ACDM. I am going to try to scan these pics into my puter. If you want I will either try to post here or will email to you.

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Fishercakes Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:46pm
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I would love the instructions on that!!

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ccbakes Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:50pm
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OOh now that sounds cool.I would love the instructions also. [email protected] Thank you.

KayDay Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:51pm
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You might want to do a post on it! I think a bunch of us are going to want it! HEHE icon_biggrin.gif

Gingoodies Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:54pm
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Do you think I should do a "tutorial" on this technique? How do I go about that? Do I ask Jackie? I am happy to share!!

KayDay Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 2:56pm
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Ginny, I have never done one, but I imagine you would ask Jackie. I know I for one want to know exactly how you do it , it is lovely! THanks for the willingness to share!

mommymarilyn Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 3:00pm
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A tutorial would be WONDERFUL! It really is a Beautiful effect! Thanks so much for offering to share with us!

dodibug Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 3:02pm
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Ginny, thank you! That would be wonderful of you to share. It is a beautiful technique. icon_smile.gif Here is my email [email protected] but if you are able to do a tutorial worry about email. Thank you!

Gingoodies Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 3:12pm
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OK.. I just sent a pm to Jackie.. to see how I go about this. I will let you know what happens.

Gingoodies Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 6:37pm
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Until I can do up my own pictures, I cannot post the one I have on this site. ( Copyright issue) If after reading the directions and looking at the photo in my album, (Krand wedding cake) you still need help pm me and I will email the magazine pic to you.

Buttercream draping:

Ice your cake thickly with buttercream. The consistency should be a little stiffer than what you might normally use. Let the icing sit for a little bit and smooth. Divide the cake into however many sections you want to use ( 4 or six is probably the best). With one hand hold a paper towel against the side of the cake. Using the index finger of your other hand "swipe" a swag between two of your marked points. This should be the lowest swag on the cake. Continue swiping swags above the first one. They should be somewhat irregular, this will help to give and effect of movement to the drape. Be sure to go up to the top edge of the cake (there will be no border piped on the top). Dont push in too hard!! You dont want the cake peeking through icon_surprised.gif Continue around the cake until you have completed swags from point to point. Where the swags meet you can pipe ribbon bows or place flowers.

I hope this helps! thumbs_up.gif

filo baker Posted 25 Nov 2013 , 11:14am
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I would really appreciate it if you could email me a picture or even better  a copy of how you did the butter cream draping to this my email address - [email protected] 

Thanks heaps,

leeann34 Posted 14 Jul 2014 , 10:15pm
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ADo you still have this to share?

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