Those Pillow Cake Pans By Wilton....

Decorating By KayMc Updated 25 Jul 2010 , 11:07pm by KayMc

KayMc Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 3:28am
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Is it possible to decorate the pillow cakes with buttercream and not fondant? I'm thinking it wouldn't be possible, but want to know from you experts! Thanks in advance............

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Bskinne Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 3:47am
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Anything is possible, lol....I don't see why you couldn't....It's basically just a square cake with rounded edges...

KayMc Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 1:56pm
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I appreciate the positive thoughts! Thanks!

Has anyone made the pillows covered with buttercream? Anyone?

honeyscakes Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 2:03pm
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I have not made a pillow cake,but I suppose if you buttercream crusts well and have a perfect consistency...then I dont see why it wouldn't work!
I learnt from a sweet gal (Wendy) to "flash freeze" your cake before stacking them on each other...Meaning...freeze the cake 10 mins or so...just because you dont want to ruin the buttercream when you are stacking the cakes.
- h

mommynana Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 2:19pm
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KayMac, youtube has video on a pillow cake she covered it with fondant thou. i can`t see why u could `t do it with buttercream

KayMc Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 7:21pm
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Thanks for the ideas! No one I know likes to eat fondant, and I'm wondering how difficult it would be to get the bc smooth on the undersurface.

sweetcakes Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 9:36pm
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if you did it the same as the directions for the fondant, icing the bottom side first while it is in the upside position, get it smooth then place your cake board and flip it then ice the top side then i think you will be ok. all the decorating on it would need to be done while it is 'upside down' position though. make sure to use a crusting bc and the paper towel to smooth.

KayMc Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 11:07pm
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That makes sense, Sweetcakes. And the part that gets mushed when you flip it, shouldn't matter, as the cake will be resting on that anyway. Thanks!

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