I'm making a cake tonight for my neighbor's birthday tomorrow night. She doesn't care what it looks like, as long as it says Happy Birthday and is Christmas-y. I saw this cake (the Christmas present) and loved it!! I only do buttercream, so I'm wondering what the best way to do this would be.
Has anyone made a bow out of BC? (I use the Wilton recipe, if it matters.) I was thinking maybe I could do it with the icing tip, but wasn't sure if it would turn out. I don't want it loopy like this one, just a bow like when you tie your shoes, you know what I mean? Or should I just to a FBCT? I figure I can still use the icing tip for the ribbons wrapping the cake.
Also, I've never used RI, so I don't want to experiment tonight. Can I do FBCT snowflakes and put them on, like in the pic? Would it work? Anyone tried a FBCT so thin?
Thanks for any input!
Thanks! I'm not sure if that will work, but I'll try. The cake is a 12x18, and the largest rose tip I have is 104, so it won't be big enough to look good on the cake. I may just do a FBCT bow.
Anyone have an answer on the FBCT snowflake question??
You can pipe the snowflakes right on the cake.
OR yes, you could do FBCT but would probably have to make them on a plaaque I don't think such a small, thin item would work well.
Wellllllll as I'm typing this it occures to me you coul pipe them on plastic wrap, fz them then using a spatula life them off & unto the cake. This *might* work.
Thanks! I'll try the plastic wrap. I would really like the snowflakes to be the same, or to at least look perfect, and I don't think I could freehand it! I have some time tomorrow too, so I'll play around on it. I'll try to remember to post a pic when I'm done.
I decided to finish the cake Friday night, so I didn't have to make a mess again Saturday, and I was tired, so I took the easy way out. My neighbor LOVED it, and so did everyone else.
I tried piping snowflakes freehand, and it looked terrible. So I decided to make it look like wrapping paper, with small flowers all over. I also made it look like little ribbons wrapped around, instead of one big ribbon. I tried making a bow with my icing tip, but I could never get it to work right. I gave up and just did a bunch of ribbons, like when you take scissors and curl the ribbon into a big mess on top.
Thanks for your input on the cake!!
ETA: Finally posted the pic to my photos!
Sounds very pretty, but I didnt see it in your photos
Can you see it now? It shows up when I look in my photos.
I see it now!! I think it looks great! I was gonna ask how your neighbor liked it, but you already answered that! Glad she liked it! I like the ribbon look!! I will be working more with bc in the future. Hubby doesnt like fondant or think it will go over well in this area. I am on a caking just for fun break cause it can get costly. I get to bake this week for my sons bday so I am happy about that!
Again, I think you did a great job! Your other cakes are great too!!