I have been commissioned to do a "rustic wedding cake", but have not done a design like this before. Can anyone help me out with tips, link to a YouTube video tutorial, or website with a tutorial? I'm thinking it's just a matter of covering the cake in a generous amount of buttercream and then taking my spatula and spinning the cake as I hold the spatula against it? Here is a link to the picture my client sent me: http://tumblr.weddinginspirasi.com/post/29567127569/via-wedding-inspirasi-weddingi-on-pinterest#.VS4UZJMd6Sp
Thanks so much in advance!
Never done anything like this myself but I'm pretty sure I've read something somewhere that that is the technique as you described spinning the cake
You could do something similar with a knife but this one looks like they used a rose tip to me. Crumb coat the cake (very thin layer of buttercream). Start with the rose tip at the bottom of the cake (small edge of tip pointed down) spin the cake and overlap slightly as you go up.
Very simple technique.... a rustic design similar to this was by far, one of the easiest cakes that I have done. Put a thick layer of frosting on, smooth it, and then take the small angled spatula to make your pattern by putting it on a turntable and spinning away. :-)
Here...That effect starts at about 4:20.
Thanks so much, everyone. I'm happy you said it was easy @oftheicing... I am nervous as I've really only done fondant or smooth buttercream, but always up for something different.