AYes, my niece who lives in Princeton, NJ wants this rustic cake. Trouble is, I've been working so hard on smoothing my SMBC, I don't know if I can get this swipey look. The back and forth look. Is the SMBC too creamy to hold this shape? How would I do it? Thanks for any help, Nancy
ADid you mean to attach a photo?
ADuh! Yes, thanks!
Looks to me like the cake is semi-smoothed then they have grabbed blobs of buttercream and just started swiping it on with the spatula in a somewhat uniform manner starting the next swipe on top of the last one. I am by no means an expert but that's how I would attempt to achieve that look.
i mean to me that's how a cake looks before you smooth it--yes?
just use short bursts of icing on your spatula-- you're there!
edit edit edit -- don't overthink -- back away from that spatula
I agree with the above posts (is that stuff round the bottom layers burlap)?
That is what I am looking for - starting a glob of icing on top of the lower one. I need to practice, but I had a cake and 3 dozen cupcakes I had to make for this weekend, I am going away for a week and the shower is the next weekend.
And, yes, that is burlap. It's the newest trend. Do you see the chicken poop on top?
AAND gnarly twine too. Hemp rope maybe. That stuff seriously frays. [B]What[/B] are people thinking?!
A[quote name="nancylee61" url="/t/774447/how-to-get-this-bc-look#post_7510697"]Duh! Yes, thanks!
Nancy, you got this! Here's a version I did, on a ginormous scale. Each tier was six inches tall. And my OCD with all things buttercream related still kicked in and I smoothed each tier and chilled it well before applying the rough patches. Can't do anything the easy way! Doh! [IMG ALT="*"]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3229780/width/500/height/1000[/IMG]
AThat's lovely, AZ! And your edges look great, so the OCD was helpful. :D