Piping On Crusting Buttercream

Decorating By dirtycakes Updated 10 Sep 2010 , 5:44pm by sewsweet2

dirtycakes Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 9:56am
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Hello and thank you for reading this. My first post, here it goes-

I'm making a stacked 4 tiered wedding cake using Sharon Zambito's buttercream recipe. The cake I am making has piped scroll work along the front of the cake, starting out narrow at the top tier and ending pretty wide at the base... a sort of cascading look. Here's the question- what can I use to pipe with that with "stick" onto the vertical surface of the crusted buttercream? The scrollwork is dark brown, so normally I would use chocolate buttercream, but my normal medium is Italian buttercream so this is kinda new to me.

Any help would be appreciated icon_smile.gif

Thanks!

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sewsweet2 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:09pm
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I use a crusting buttercream all the time. I just use my crusting buttercream to pipe on the sides of my cakes. I would use your chocolate buttercream to pipe.

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dirtycakes Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 3:08pm
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ok great, thanks for the response. i guess my main concern is that since the buttercream is "crusted" no piping wpuld actually stick to it's surface! your cake labeled "Argo-Dunlap," the swirls on the main cake and the two satellite cakes are crusted buttercream piped onto crusted buttercream? That's fantastic. Saves me worry. Thanks again.

TexasSugar Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 3:45pm
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Icing will stick to it. You just may have to have your tip close to it.

sewsweet2 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 5:44pm
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Originally Posted by dirtycakes

ok great, thanks for the response. i guess my main concern is that since the buttercream is "crusted" no piping wpuld actually stick to it's surface! your cake labeled "Argo-Dunlap," the swirls on the main cake and the two satellite cakes are crusted buttercream piped onto crusted buttercream? That's fantastic. Saves me worry. Thanks again.




All my cakes are buttercream piped on buttercream. The only time I pipe with royal might be when I do a decorated cookie, and even then, it's not always royal.

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