About a week ago I was asked by a frequent client if I could make a wedding cake for her this weekend. I told her I could do something in a simple design. She just sent me this picture of what she wants, only she would prefer it with buttercream instead of fondant. Is it possible to create a similar look without using fondant? I have done plenty of buttercream ruffles, but they always come out looking more "fat and fluffy". Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
To me it looks like the cake is frosted in buttercream but the ruffles are done in fondant. Ruffles can certainly be done in buttercream but it won't have that same petal lightness of fondant, which is what make that cake so pretty. Can you show your client pictures of what buttercream ruffles will look like? Then at least her expectations will be realistic.
if you flatten the rose tube you can get a nice thin ruffle -- of course you want a very large rose tube
It can be done in buttercream, but i agree that the ruffles will be thicker. Do a small test on a mini cake and text a photo to your client to make sure they know exactly what theynwould be getting. Good luck!
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