Icing Miniature Tiered Cakes - Tutorial

Decorating By all4cake Updated 12 Jul 2011 , 10:52pm by all4cake

all4cake Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 2:34pm
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I've made several tutorials on icing miniature cakes. I use the same technique whether I opt to stack them or not. I hope they offer some help to those wanting to tackle them.

I do want to say, while I do give them 3 coats of buttercream, those coats still don't equal the thickness of the average coat of buttercream on a larger tier. Altogether, the thickness may be a smidge thicker than what is found between an original Oreo cookie.


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Minstrelmiss Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 3:02pm
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Lovely, thank you. What size are the cakes that you are working with?

all4cake Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 3:07pm
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4", 3", 2" cutters were used. 1" sheet cake, 2 cuts per tier equalling a bit over 2" tall, after filling.

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 3:18pm
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Sweet! Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif

all4cake Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 3:29pm
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You bet! I'm going to make one working with mini squares next. Maybe another mini one working with ganache as well.

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 5:17pm
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Great tutorial..I have tried once doing mini cakes..Never again..LOL..I have to get better...

all4cake Posted 27 Jun 2011 , 5:27pm
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I do them...for me...just to do 'em. For the most part, it'll be easy goin' (there is usually one stinkin' itty bitty tier that will ruin the flow for me...quite often, that same stinkin' tier is chocolate!).

I wasn't too thrilled with doing them until I thinned my icing and did multiple thin coats. Getting beyond the crumb coat was the biggest challenge before that.

all4cake Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 3:16pm
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Part one of the mini squares tutorial is up.

Ursula40 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 1:04am
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Ugghh, utube is blocked in this country

all4cake Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 2:14am
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aaaaaaaaaawe....What options are open to ya'll?

Ursula40 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 2:20am
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Tell the truth, I am not sure. Is it possible to send a video file. or is that too big a file to send, I don't know, not really computer savvy

Margieluvstobake Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:37am
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Thanks so much for posting these. I really enjoyed watching them. They look so very time consuming though.

all4cake Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 6:09am
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They're not as fussy as they seem to be in the videos...Filming definitely interrupts the flow.

They are more time consuming than cupcakes though icon_smile.gif

The last square tutorial will be up before I go to bed. Uploading it now. Should be up within the hour...should be.

bakerliz Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 4:30pm
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Thanks for the tutorial!

all4cake Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 4:56pm
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Most welcome!

neelycharmed Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 5:24pm
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great work and thank you for taking the time to do this!
greatly appreciated by all of us!
Jodi icon_smile.gif

Lisa-lou Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 10:04pm
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Thank you so much for this!

all4cake Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 10:52pm
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Ya'll are so welcome!

I'd love to do a dozen (or any set number), in real time, from start (after the cake is baked and the icing and filling(if any) is made) to finish. To show, they reeeeeeeeally aren't all that difficult...and can definitely be successfully done by pretty much anyone (some may need to take more shake off the frustration breaks than others though).

Keep an eye out for new ones!

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