Two Questions - 2 Tone Buttercream / Multi-Colored Piping

Decorating By fruitsnack Updated 1 Mar 2011 , 1:30am by Xenas

fruitsnack Posted 28 Feb 2011 , 6:38pm
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I'm trying to decide what I'm going to do for a last minute two tier cake requested by my stepmom. I've always wanted to try a cake like this:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1705359

but I don't cover cakes in fondant. I don't have a problem using fondant accents.

I'm trying to figure out how to do the two tone with buttercream? Any ideas?


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My other question - again about this cake I'm trying to figure out. I have loads of unused frosting in bright colors and was thinking about frosting the cake white and using the leftover colored frosting to pipe scrollwork. I've tried to find an example, but all the scrollwork I've found has been one color. Do you think it would look too busy with multi-colored scrollwork?

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CWR41 Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 12:42am
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Originally Posted by fruitsnack

I'm trying to figure out how to do the two tone with buttercream? Any ideas?




Sure, it can be done just the same way you'd normally ice your cakes... it doesn't need to be perfect at the seams where the two colors meet because the seam is covered with flowers.

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Originally Posted by fruitsnack

Do you think it would look too busy with multi-colored scrollwork?




Normally, yes--it would look too busy, but it depends on the occasion... if it's for a wedding--probably too tacky, but if it's for a '60s-style "Peace & Love" party--probably appropriate!

Xenas Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 1:30am
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Ohhh that is sooo pretty you will have to tell me how you figure this out.
That is gorgeous!!

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