I've been working on a cake ALL DAY that was supposed to be a simple, basic buttercream cake. Nothing is going my way at all! I can't get my buttercream smooth. My piping looks terrible and I can't figure out what to put on the top of the cake to make it look nice. Any suggestions?
My friend that ordered the cake said that I can pretty much do whatever but she didn't want any fondant. So, I have a naked, lumpy sheetcake sitting here that needs some serious help. Please help me!
what icing recipe did you use and whats the cake for ?
The cake is for a housewarming party. I used indydebi's buttercream recipe, but I was out of dream whip....I substituted coffee creamer. I have to drop this cake off first thing in the morning on our way to church. So...I'd like to have this done tonight so I can sleep peacefully.
Did you let the icing crust and then use a viva towel to smooth it ? Or are you way past that and its crusted by now ?
Coffee creamer wont work as a subsitute for the dream whip. You may be able to smooth it with a bench scraper dipped in boiling water (wipe dry before touching cake).
I think it would be cute to decorate the entire cake to look like a door to a house, maybe with a wreath or a sign saying "welcome".
If you need inspiration check out Cakery's profile she awesome sheet cakes
sorry I cant help with the butter cream..... can you find a cute image and maybe do a FBCT...Wish I could help more
Thanks so much for the input. I am out of paper towels but used parchment paper and a paint roller. It doesn't help that it's so stinkin' hot and humid here today. I've never had so much trouble with my buttercream though. If she hadn't specified "no fondant" I'd be tempted to cover up this mess I've made.
Try to stay calm the photos you have posted are just beautiful !
I would maybe try to make a house from something (candy, chocolate, fondant, rice Krispies, etc.) then do a landscaping around the house. Or you could make the entire sheetcake a huge WELCOME mat.
The door idea is great! I'd like to use that(one day...)idea.