I am thinking of making some youtube videos of carving 8 inch layer cakes and icing with buttercream. These would be cakes which could be made in 10 to 30 minutes and would be a variety of subjects......a frog, crab, stack of pancakes..... would there be an interest in this type of decorating or do all decorators use fondant now? I have photos in my album of a few of these cakes which I have done.
Buttercream is trendy right now because people who have started doing cakes in the last 7 or 8 years don't know how to use it! There;s so much on youtube, you could definitely put them up and get an audience for it. It wouldn't hurt to do it, anyway.
I would love to see buttercream tutorials! I'm not fond of fondant-everything... I had a difficult time finding buttercream flower tutorials for a project, it was fondant/gum paste everything. Thanks!
I just came home from our state fair and the blue ribbon tiered cake was buttercream with cascading buttercream roses (photo on my facebook page). So yeah, I think the interest is there.
@bcjean~~Absolutely, YES. I looked at your photo gallery, but wasn't able to find any website other than cakecentral (cc) that showed your work. In several of the photos, it mentioned: "in my series 20 minutes cakes for fun". Would you provide a link to that series? Thanks!
Read more at http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2260357/football-helmet-cake#QMwjPhTB4SzppOjG.99
I say "go for it'!
The last 6 cakes posted in my album are the 20 minute cakes I am referring to. I have a total of 20 different cakes which I make like this. I call then 20 minute because I take an 8 inch double layer cake....slice it, shave it, swirl the icing, air brush....and 20 minutes later I have a fun, completely edible cake. I have not yet started making the tutorials, I was just trying to get a feel for interest or not.
I do currently have a youtube of ....10 Buttercream Borders with Cakegenie.... which can search up if you google that.
and I have a website: www.cakegenie.com
I love the buttercream cakes!!! I have seen some beautiful buttercream flower cakes that look just as good or better than the fondant cakes. With a little practice anyone can learn how to make the buttercream cakes.