Is This Buttercream?

Decorating By doodledo Updated 5 Mar 2013 , 6:57pm by ellavanilla

doodledo Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 2:28pm
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How did they get this look?

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Dayti Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 2:39pm
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It could also be ganache. You would apply a crumb coat, leave to firm up, then another thicker coat ensuring you make the marks in it with a spatula. With ganache the more you work it the more it tends to lighten up. With BC you might want to use a couple of different shades and blend them together.

The "official" style would be rustic, the "non-official" style would be monkey iced, as per Costumeczar icon_biggrin.gif

Izzy Sweet Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 2:49pm
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I agree it looks to be ganache to me . Love the dark chocolate brown coloured cakes.

doodledo Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 5:24pm
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So, I would make ganache and put it on, whip it and spatula it on to get the color difference and the swirl look?

ellavanilla Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 6:57pm
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that is so pretty!


it could be also IMBC colored dark brown. with IMBC, if you add more frosting to a cold cake, it tends to bring out different levels of color, but I would go with the ganache. nothing better than that!

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