You Guys Are Gonna Think I'm Nuts...

Decorating By sebrina Updated 6 May 2011 , 7:11am by SweetcakesCT

sebrina Posted 3 May 2011 , 3:36am
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I have been asked to make a cake using a technique I have never done before. I thought I would research it but I don't know what it is called! And NOW I can't even find a picture of it to ask! icon_cry.gif
It kind of looks sloppy. Looks like someone applied the butter cream with the back of a spoon, in these little fan shapes all over the entire cake. It looks really cool but I have no idea what I am doing... madhatter.gif Any help would be much appreciated!

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Coral3 Posted 3 May 2011 , 3:41am
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Do you mean this kind of look?: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/7185

calicopurr Posted 3 May 2011 , 3:48am
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Originally Posted by Coral3

Do you mean this kind of look?: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/7185



So PRETTY!

Coral3 Posted 3 May 2011 , 4:01am
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Can't find the picture I'm looking for, but do you mean a bit like the cake in the first link, but with the texture looking very deliberate and even (does that make sense?)

Dommers Posted 3 May 2011 , 4:29am
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I think its the rustic buttercream technique if that really is the name it looks something like this http://pinterest.com/pin/12143124/

sebrina Posted 3 May 2011 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by Coral3

Can't find the picture I'm looking for, but do you mean a bit like the cake in the first link, but with the texture looking very deliberate and even (does that make sense?)




Quote:
Originally Posted by Dommers

I think its the rustic buttercream technique if that really is the name it looks something like this http://pinterest.com/pin/12143124/




OMGsh! THAT IS IT! LOL! You guys are terrific! Thank you SO much!

Now any idea on how to do it? LOL!

SheriCakes4u Posted 3 May 2011 , 2:17pm
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Coral3 Posted 3 May 2011 , 11:32pm
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How did they do this?




Looks like it was piped on with a petal tip.

Coral3 Posted 3 May 2011 , 11:35pm
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Originally Posted by sebrina

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coral3

Can't find the picture I'm looking for, but do you mean a bit like the cake in the first link, but with the texture looking very deliberate and even (does that make sense?)



Quote:
Originally Posted by Dommers

I think its the rustic buttercream technique if that really is the name it looks something like this http://pinterest.com/pin/12143124/



OMGsh! THAT IS IT! LOL! You guys are terrific! Thank you SO much!

Now any idea on how to do it? LOL!




I think you do just 'trowel' the buttercream on with the back of a spoon, or the tip of palette knife.

calicopurr Posted 4 May 2011 , 3:29am
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Here is the technique. GO to the bottom of the page to view.
I just love it!
http://www.mycakeschool.com/member/videos/wordpress/

Coral3 Posted 4 May 2011 , 4:03am
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Originally Posted by calicopurr

Here is the technique. GO to the bottom of the page to view.
I just love it!
http://www.mycakeschool.com/member/videos/wordpress/





That's exactly the sort of picture I was trying to find for the OP, without success. Piping dots makes so much sense!

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 4 May 2011 , 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by calicopurr

Here is the technique. GO to the bottom of the page to view.
I just love it!
http://www.mycakeschool.com/member/videos/wordpress/




OMG love this blog! thanks so much, I already learned something (something I have wondered) w/ in the 1st few minutes of looking at the blog!

sebrina Posted 4 May 2011 , 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by calicopurr

Here is the technique. GO to the bottom of the page to view.
I just love it!
http://www.mycakeschool.com/member/videos/wordpress/




I love that! I am saving it for another cake I have to do. Are you a member of their school? I'd love to know if it is worth it!

But that is not exactly what I was looking for this time. I want it to be somewhere in between this...

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Originally Posted by Coral3

Do you mean this kind of look?: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/7185




and this...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dommers

I think its the rustic buttercream technique if that really is the name it looks something like this http://pinterest.com/pin/12143124/




Not as messy as the fist but not as clean as the second. Do you think piping dots would work for this technique as well?

shyann_rayne Posted 5 May 2011 , 1:34am
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Thank you so much Calico for posting a link to this, I was looking for something to do for a family cake that was quick and easy but still pretty, and was drawing a blank, lol! Perfect!

Coral3 Posted 5 May 2011 , 1:47am
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Originally Posted by sebrina

But that is not exactly what I was looking for this time. I want it to be somewhere in between this...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coral3

Do you mean this kind of look?: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/7185



and this...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dommers

I think its the rustic buttercream technique if that really is the name it looks something like this http://pinterest.com/pin/12143124/



Not as messy as the fist but not as clean as the second. Do you think piping dots would work for this technique as well?




You don't need to go to the effort of piping dots for that look.

calicopurr Posted 5 May 2011 , 1:54am
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Originally Posted by sebrina



I love that! I am saving it for another cake I have to do. Are you a member of their school? I'd love to know if it is worth it!

But that is not exactly what I was looking for this time. I want it to be somewhere in between this...




No, I am not a member. I've thought of joining though.



You are welcome for the link gals!

cakesondemand Posted 5 May 2011 , 2:11am
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KASCARLETT Posted 5 May 2011 , 1:18pm
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Look in my photos. The wedding cake with the long stemmed roses illusion was done sorta that way. I just piled the buttercream icing on really thick and with my spatula (you can use a knife or spoon if you prefer), I just sorta swooped it. Sorta a stucco look.

SweetcakesCT Posted 6 May 2011 , 7:11am
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I'm a member of My Cake School, and have learned alot from Melissa. I'm a very visual person, so watching her videos has been very helpful to me in learning new techniques. I probably watch a video every other day, even if I've already seen it. Well worth the $30, I think.

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