Winter Formal Wedding Cake - How To Make The Buttercream Look Like This???

Decorating By TEsplin Updated 15 Nov 2014 , 11:55pm by TEsplin

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TEsplin Posted 15 Nov 2014 , 10:25pm
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I have a bride who would like her buttercream icing to look like the icing on this cake. She wants the cake white, however the design on the cake is completely different. I simply have no idea how to make the icing looked crystalized like this and I cannot locate a tutorial, etc., to learn how (probably because I am calling the technique by the incorrect name).


Thank you so much for the help in advance!


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leah_s Posted 15 Nov 2014 , 11:05pm
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Its covered in crystal sugar.  SUPER easy.  I've made a LOT of them!

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radtech Posted 15 Nov 2014 , 11:13pm
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I made this exact cake 2 years ago and it couldn't be easier.  Cover your tiers with the buttercream of your choice and cover with coarse sugar,  just take handfuls of sugar and gently press the sugar on the sides and tops of your tiers- I used the Wilton brand and it worked great.  I used Swiss buttercream but I would guess that if you use a crusting buttercream you would have to apply the sugar soon after you frost to make sure it sticks.  

I added the sugar before stacking and refrigerated the tiers to firm them up.  You can do touch ups after everything is stacked by adding more sugar.  

If I am correct this cake was made by Jennifer Dontz- she is amazing!

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TEsplin Posted 15 Nov 2014 , 11:55pm
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Thank you so much!!

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