Looks like they do some fondant too but their piping is insane!! My hand hurts just looking at it!!
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..
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.