Textured Wave Frosting

Decorating By cla1104 Updated 25 Feb 2013 , 10:41pm by LeslieBruckman

cla1104 Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 9:12pm
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Hi everyone, I am doing a wedding cake, and this is what the bride has come up with.  Any ideas though on how to get the frosting (peanut butter) to get this perfect of a messy look?

I may be over thinking this, but I swirl and make waves, but just not this amount.  Any ideas greatly accepted!

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ashleabrowncake Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 9:13pm
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Aare you sure you posted the right image? ;)

Izzy Sweet Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 9:16pm
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Originally Posted by ashleabrowncake 

are you sure you posted the right image? icon_wink.gif

 Lmao too funny...it was a nice pic though.

cla1104 Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 9:23pm
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YES, SO SORRY Totally posted the wrong picture.  Now how to delete the guys photo.....

ashleabrowncake Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 10:10pm
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Abeautiful cake, I love the rustic-ness of the Hessian too. my suggestion would be using the back of a dessert or soup spoon to make the waves rather than a spatula or palette knife. I don't work with buttercream much, but i would chill it for a small amount of time once you had the cake covered and evened out (i think smoothing it totally would be pointless) I would let it harden just a little so you have a bit more resistance to get better ridges

remnant3333 Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 10:25pm
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I think it is a pretty cake too.  I agree that a soup spoon would probably work.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 10:26pm
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I'm sure there are easier ways, but this is how I do it. Crumb coat, then a good thick coat of butter cream. Then I use a small off set spatula, and using a rocking back and forth sort of motion with my wrist, I create the 'swoops' in it. Now and then adding some more frosting just to add to the texture.

I don't refrigerate, except for the crumb coat, because if the icing is too hard you won't and up with a nice soft looking texture. It gets a bit rough, and you have to use more pressure, which can dislodge some of the crumb.

LeslieBruckman Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 10:41pm
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It's called "intentionally messy" and I took Josh Russel's free buttercream class on craftsy and he touched briefly on it. It was a good class. Lots of good tips. Not anything significant but good for free. Basically scrumdiddlycakes has a good description on how to do it. But, I'm sure if you youtubed "intentionally messy buttercream" you'll get a few video hits.

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