Can Anyone Tell Me How To Do A Rustic Buttercream Cake?

Decorating By travelingbaker Updated 26 Mar 2013 , 1:56pm by travelingbaker

travelingbaker Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 1:33pm
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I am so used to smoothing out my cakes that I have become rustic impaired.  Unfortunately this years wedding themes are rustic.  Can anyone tell me how to create the rustic look?  I have attached a few pics of the cakes that I would love to duplicate the texture of the buttercream on.


Any help would be soooooooooooo greatly appreciated.  Are there special tools etc....
















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ddaigle Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 1:41pm
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I have done both designs.  I'm not a fan of either..but understand they are the popular style now.    Here's how I do it...

Put your buttercream on heavier than normal.   Use the bench scraper to get the sides even.   For the vertical stripes I use my regular icing spat and just go up at a time.   For the horizontal stripes I use my small round tipped offset.   Spinning the turntable while I hole the spat level.  


They are pretty easy techniques...just drive us smooth icing guru's crazy!


Good luck.

travelingbaker Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 1:56pm
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Thanks.  It sounds a little to easy for such a pretty look.

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