I bit the bullet and decided last night that it was time I at least attempted piping. I got out the (store bought) frosting and got all my stuff together; my tips, bags, practice board, book.
And I started doing designs. Boarders mostly, and some writing. And really, I was pretty surprised and how well I did. It wasn't put it on cake good yet. But for the first time (ever) out, I did pretty well.
I didn't attempt roses or anything because the frosting I used was way to soft but I will.
Just one more thing to work at and hopefully, master some day.
Same thing happened to me, out of the blues I wanted to "try" it & indeed I surprised myself too now I'm glad I gave it a shot obviously I had a hidden talent , plus practice makes perfect
Good luck with your caking journey
Just took a look at your photos, your cakes are pretty and very creative, I'm sure you will be just as good with buttercream
I'm so glad you found your comfort level w/buttercream! That's all it takes a little bit of practice and the courage to try.
I'm sure your cakes will look beautiful with your new "piping" skills!
I have to admit, i was one of those people who thought buttercream was easy. I'd see it in the stores and be like, oh that looks just plain and frumpy. I didn't give it a second thought....until I started working with cakes and came here and saw what you all can do with buttercream! I realized then and there that it takes a lot of skill to do some of the things people do with frosting.
And i really believe now that if you are going to choose a craft, you should learn (even if you don't like) everything about it. Part of cake decorating is buttercream deco.
And Thanks Cupcations. "
I am a beginner, just doing cakes for fun and I love it! I am in no way close to where many of you are but I'm gonna keep on trucking because practice makes perfect!
I, too, am a hobby beginner and like working with fondant (sometimes )but buttercream is soooooo delicious! I am still attempting the Lambeth style. Old school, but amazing!!!
See, I was the opposite. Having learned BC from the beginning (back in the day when you had to do BC and you had to teach yourself from pictures in a book or you just didn't do cakes), I was scared about jumping into fondant. I read and read and read every thread on here about fondant and was still too nervous to try it.
Then I was accidentally forced into doing a 3-tier fondant at the last minute for a friend whose baker quit on him 6 days before a wedding.
After working with fondant for just a couple of cakes, I'm thinking, "Wow! People actually charge extra for this???? COOL!!!!!!" I couldn't believe how fast and easy it was.
So if I can do it, anyone can! Jump in and experience the whole cake process and have a great time mastering it all! Each new thing you learn just makes you appreciate all the talents involved in making a cake, no matter what the medium!