Is This Buttercream Or Fondant? How Is It Done?

Decorating By lkern777 Updated 14 Jan 2014 , 3:06pm by lkern777

lkern777 Posted 13 Jan 2014 , 4:53pm
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A prospective customer sent me several photos of cakes that she likes and I am unsure of one of them. Can someone help?

 

It looks like fondant to me, which I know how to do, but could this be buttercream? If so, how would it be done?

 

Thanks!

 

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rockymtnbaker Posted 13 Jan 2014 , 5:06pm
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That actually looks more like buttercream to me...you'd ice the cake smooth and then pipe strips around the sides. Smooth it and shape the ridges with a small spatula. Or you can use a large petal tip to get the ridges. 

Pretty cake. :)

lkern777 Posted 13 Jan 2014 , 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by rockymtnbaker 
 

That actually looks more like buttercream to me...you'd ice the cake smooth and then pipe strips around the sides. Smooth it and shape the ridges with a small spatula. Or you can use a large petal tip to get the ridges. 

Pretty cake. :)

 

Thanks! 

morganchampagne Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 6:26am
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AThat's what I think as well..it's buttercream but be advised this look is deceptively simple. Be sure you have time to practice it before it's show time lol :)

lkern777 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 3:06pm
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Originally Posted by morganchampagne 

That's what I think as well..it's buttercream but be advised this look is deceptively simple. Be sure you have time to practice it before it's show time lol icon_smile.gif

 

Thank you. Yes, I agree! I told her that I have not done that technique before, so if it is her favorite of the ones that she sent me I would have to try it and see how it looks before I commit to it. I'm kind of hoping that it's not her favorite since I have done all of the other ones that she sent me pictures of. ;-)

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