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post #271 of 417
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Here's another site for some amazing bc cakes:
www.cakecoquette.com
Looks like they do some fondant too but their piping is insane!! My hand hurts just looking at it!!
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post #272 of 417
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*blush* Thank you vstar_pilot and sayhellojana!! icon_biggrin.gif

mandifrye-I think you're right about the extra frosting but I haven't tried it yet icon_smile.gif
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post #273 of 417
ok, going back to my roots, buttercream here's a 6" cake I did today. the flowers was pipe directly on the cake. You just have to get your angel right to pipe the flowers. Also, I tried a new boarder as well and I did not have the viva handtowel so I use another one with ruffles on it. The ruffle pattern looked pretty nice on the cake.

see the link for the cake
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1304349&done=1
post #274 of 417
Wow!! Thanks for sharing that site too! Actually, I really like some of their stuff, all that piping is sorta "my style". I have nothing against flowers, but I find that my cakes seem to be concentrating more on the piping rather than making flowers. I've been contemplating some designs like that actually, art nouveau, stained glass...
post #275 of 417
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A lady on youtube shared that site with me, thought you guys would like it. I think I'm a cross between the two, I like to do flowers but I also want to do the insane piping! icon_lol.gif After that swirly cake though my hand was cramping, I know if you do it often enough you could get used to it. lol-I'm in the middle of 3 crochet projects, hopefully that'll toughen up my hands icon_biggrin.gif
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post #276 of 417
Ok... so cake isn't enough... you have to play with yarn too??? Sheesh! Ok, wait, maybe I shouldn't talk. I have cake plans, cookie plans, a sewing project in the works AND a 12x14 cross stitch!

Another great way to build up the piping muscles is to do cookies. The snowflakes I did had a TON of piping on them, with very stiff glace. I thought my hand was just going to fall OFF!! But, I think it did strengthen up a little.
post #277 of 417
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lol *poke* I thought I was crazy! No, wait, maybe I am a little, but I've done a big cross-stitch in the past so I know how focussed you need to be for one of those! AND sewing?? I recently came to realize I am just not gifted in that area, I can mend, I can sew a straight line, but clothes? *shudder* I have proven to myself several times that it's best left to people who like doing it icon_lol.gif
I have recently combined 2 of my passions:
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post #278 of 417
Ok... now THAT is just COOL!!!!! Now, lets see you make the same thing with buttercream... pattern on the sides and all!

Isn't it funny how we all seem to have more than one crafting "problem"????
post #279 of 417
Check out my sheet cake I did with all buttercream icing. The hibiscus flower was piped directly on the cake. Excuse my handwriting.
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post #280 of 417
Nicely done Majormichel!!! The blooms have real personality. I have to say, I agree with what said in your description about not having a top border. I really like not having to do that!
post #281 of 417

Bumping an old thread.  I used to do cakes back in the early 90's. I'm thinking about getting back into it and I'm a buttercream gal. Not a fan of fondant, gum paste, isomalt, etc.

 

There are some great books and other resources listed in this thread.

 

Thanks all!!

post #282 of 417

I am still not very confident when working with BC.  I find that I work fast with fondant and can do anything with fondant :).  I am however still working hard at my BC skills.

post #283 of 417

Hello everyone ! I absolutely love decorating in buttercream. In fact, you should check out Don Buciak II on flicker. The man is amazing at using buttercream on 3D cakes. I hope to be as good, or better one day :) I think fondant is beautiful when done correctly, however, I have noticed customer's eyes light up when they come in and say, "I know you can't do this but..." I look at the picture of the fondant cake and say, "Well it wont look exactly like that, but, I can replicate it as close as possible in buttercream" It usually ends up looking pretty darn close. I am teaching myself lace pipe work and eventually Lambeth technique. One day..

post #284 of 417

Would this thread be open to hobby bakers who enjoy BC but still want to improve their skills?  I really want to gain the courage to pipe on the side of cakes.   Wondering if any one had this problem:  yesterday, my BC was like grainy sand.  I scraped it off and added more liquid and re-iced.  Both times, it appeared just fine in the bowl but once on the cake, it was terrible.  It had fine cracked lines and resembled stained glass.  I finally came to the conclusion that it must have been the dry heat in the house.  Does this sound correct to you?  Looking forward to hearing from the BC experts.

post #285 of 417
Edna, your buttercream cakes are what inspiried me to do only buttercream finish. I never cover my cakes in fondant, but I do fondant and gumpaste decorations. I definitely prefer buttercream decorating.
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