Buttercream Frill Cake

Decorating By lcubed83 Updated 3 Mar 2014 , 5:18am by lcubed83

lcubed83 Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 4:45pm
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This is a trial cake with the all-over buttercream frills, using SMBC.  I used a 127 rose tip.  I would like the frills to have a crisper ("frillier") edge, but I'd rather not use a smaller tip that would require many more rows.


Suggestions requested!!  Thank you!



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Unlimited Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 7:10pm
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It's all about pressure control and twisting your wrist--like this:



If you'd like fewer rows, try using tip #127D (giant rose/petal tip):



Good luck!

lcubed83 Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 7:50pm
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Thank you, Unlimited.  I watched your video too.  That rocking motion is one I never mastered in my Wilton class years ago.  Also, I don't think I had my bag held enough to the side.  What consistency icing do you use?  I added some powdered sugar to my SMBC as I was afraid it would be too soft, then my wrist started killing me!


Back to the practice board- with it standing up.  

nannycook Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 8:52pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3196015/width/200/height/400[/IMG]Just thought I'd share my birdcage cake with you all as its the first one I've ever made, be critical say whatever you want as I take all comments on board a always learning.

nannycook Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 8:54pm
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ANot sure why I have that heading though as clearly it isn't that.

lcubed83 Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 12:00am
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Thank you for the feedback on altering my rose tip.  Will give that a try.


Here's an inside shot just for fun.  I was trying the upside-down icing technique for the first time, and didn't think about how much icing there would be once the frills were on!  Now I know just to crumb coat the sides!




cupadeecakes Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 12:13am
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Have you tried an Ateco tip 070?  Here's the frills I got with it...


lcubed83 Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 5:18am
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Lovely!  I don't have that tip, will have to get one to try.  Thank you!

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