Rustic Wedding Cake

Decorating By cdale13 Updated 16 Apr 2015 , 3:51pm by cdale13

cdale13 Posted 15 Apr 2015 , 7:44am
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Hi all,

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:

Thanks so much in advance!

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Bogginboy Posted 15 Apr 2015 , 7:53am
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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

Jenn123 Posted 16 Apr 2015 , 2:21pm
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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. 

oftheeicing Posted 16 Apr 2015 , 3:18pm
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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.  :-)

costumeczar Posted 16 Apr 2015 , 3:29pm
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Here...That effect starts at about 4:20.

cdale13 Posted 16 Apr 2015 , 3:51pm
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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.

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