AProbably a dumb question, but I am not sure how to do this. Any tips would be much appreciated. :) TIA[IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3310713/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
I've seen something similar done with a spoon...
AThat is what I thought, but I must have the technique all wrong because I tried it and it looked awful lol. I know I am missing something.
I think you need to ice the cake a bit thicker than usual and use a flat spoon - like a wooden spoon where the bowl is not very deep to get the look. It also takes some practice to get it right :(
AThank Kakeladi! That may have been my issue. ;)
This woman is going in a different direction but it's the same thing
From 2:20 in the video, she puts the butter cream on in a dot the spreads the bottom with a spoon
I recently tried this and wasn't happy at all with a metal spoon. My design went sideways (like your example). I finally ended up using a smaller offset spatula and swirling the icing instead. I was using IMBC but think that traditional buttercream is key. And possibly a hot plastic spoon instead of hot metal? Hope I don't get another order for that style until I figure the technique out. :-)
I'd just use a spatula and swoop it in a curving motion through the icing.
You could use this (link below) technique but not go in a straight line.
Well, that way sure used a LOT of icing! I understand someone trying to share info but using a baggie instead of pastry bag with or without a tip and icing *FULL* of air holes sure downgrades our intent here to perfect the *art* of decorating.
I think the palest color could have done with a few drops of liquid to thin it, water or milk.
If you notice how the darkest color looked smoother and less air holes because of all the extra liquid it had to achieve the color.
AThanks for all the replies, yall! I ended up using a small offset spatula as someone else said above. I tired the technique on a dummy cake, and showed the bride who requested it. She loved it and said it was exactly what she wanted. Thanks again! [IMG ALT=""]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3325051/width/350/height/700[/IMG]