Looks like buttercream kinda swiped down with a pallet knife one at a time layered around. I'm not expert but I think that is how I would approach it. Hopefully someone who knows more will be able to help. xx
I think a crusting bc would work really good. You could just apply it thick, and once it starts to crust take a knife and push down each small section, at a slight vertical angle so the next area has a higher edge to push down. Hope that makes sense!
Does anyone know if the icing style has a name?
Some call it "Homestyle".
i've never done this but personally i wouldn't wait till it crusts, seems like it would be much easier and i'd want the indentions to crust once you do them just an idea
I have a similar cake saved to my favorites.
Scroll down and the artist explains the technique. HTH.
Thank you everyone! This is just the info I needed
Gorgeous! That is similar to what I need to do tomorrow. I always do buttercream dream recipe which is crusting, but it seems to be too grainy and is not looking smooth. I tried adding syrup to it but it only helped a bit. The pic the customer wants me to dup seems to be so smooth and silky. Any suggestions?
You should not have grainy butter cream. I used that recipe for years. The only one time I had a grainy batch I believe I had a bad bag of powdered sugar. My butter cream dream was as smooth as silk. I also used heavy whipping cream as my liquid.
This is actually the design I do best,because for years I have not been able to master a smooth looking buttercream cake. It is called rustic. If you goodle rustic wedding cakes at the top of the page it will take you to several similar designs. I like them all, and the newest thing where I am in Houma,Louisiana is the shabby chic weddings.
Should I "rewhip" my bc dream?
Martie..You can try to re-whip. I mix my butter cream for a very long time. I'm not sure if you will be able to whip out the graininess. It's worth a try. You will want a thinner butter cream to do this technique anyway..so I'd add some milk or heavy whipping cream..just a tablespoon at a time..and rewhip.
These rustic designs are very popular...I am not crazy about the "messy' iced look because I'm such a fan of a smooth iced cake.
I probably would be a fan too,if I could do it right. I think I'm too rough or something.