How To Get This Bc Look?

Decorating By nancylee61 Updated 3 May 2014 , 11:02am by nancylee61

nancylee61 Posted 2 May 2014 , 4:28am
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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

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AZCouture Posted 2 May 2014 , 4:40am
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ADid you mean to attach a photo?

nancylee61 Posted 2 May 2014 , 9:29am
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bubs1stbirthday Posted 2 May 2014 , 9:47am
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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.

-K8memphis Posted 2 May 2014 , 10:37am
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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 

Claire138 Posted 2 May 2014 , 10:42am
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I agree with the above posts (is that stuff round the bottom layers burlap)?

-K8memphis Posted 2 May 2014 , 10:47am
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Originally Posted by Claire138 
 

I agree with the above posts (is that stuff round the bottom layers burlap)?

 

aka chicken poop duster

Claire138 Posted 2 May 2014 , 10:52am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

 

aka chicken poop duster


 Haha - got it, thanks!

nancylee61 Posted 2 May 2014 , 9:30pm
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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? :-D

AZCouture Posted 3 May 2014 , 3:13am
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AAND gnarly twine too. Hemp rope maybe. That stuff seriously frays. [B]What[/B] are people thinking?!

AZCouture Posted 3 May 2014 , 4:16am
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A[quote name="nancylee61" url="/t/774447/how-to-get-this-bc-look#post_7510697"]Duh! Yes, thanks!

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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]

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nancylee61 Posted 3 May 2014 , 11:02am
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AThat's lovely, AZ! And your edges look great, so the OCD was helpful. :D

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