What Is The Best Way To Make Clouds?

Decorating By chelseak Updated 16 Sep 2009 , 2:50pm by chelseak

chelseak Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 4:45am
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I am making a baby shower cake and each tier is going to be completely covered in 'clouds' to look like the baby is floating on them. Buttercream would be the best choice? Should it be thicker or thinner? I read somewhere that marshmallows were used in BC, what does that do to it? I really appreciate any suggestions or ideas!

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kansaswolf Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:24am
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You COULD just go with marshmallow fluff... Or a frosting made with it... It would just make the frosting a bit lighter, but would still be extra sweet.

prterrell Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:33am
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Actually, marshmallow fluff from the jar will melt and ooze all over the place....trust me, I've tried to use it to disasterous results (fortunately 2 year old nephews aren't too picky about things like that!).

I would just use regular ol buttercream and pipe it with an open coupler or a tip 12.

Miffy Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 8:31am
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Whenever I do clouds I make Italian Meringue. The BC I make always turns out slightly yellow (I use butter) so I started using meringue. I think the clouds look better anyway.

crazydoglady Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 8:53am
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i made some using melted white chocolate to which i added wilton's whitener.

chelseak Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 2:50pm
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Thanks! I think I will try the BC with the open coupler. I don't have to do it for a couple weeks anyways, so I will try it out. Thanks a lot!

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