love these beautiful cakes with these swooshes of color out of buttercream. The colors are variegated in color, curious about her method of doing this? technique
My first reaction was, boy, that would take a lot of practice, but after studying it closely, I believe the swatches are actually thinly rolled fondant that has been hand painted, then applied to the cake. Could be wrong, of course, but that is my best guess.
Thanks Sandra, I have seen other cakes like this, and it shows pictures of a spatula applying the buttercream, but doesn't show how the colors are applied to the cake, so pretty sure its buttercream, but fondant could be an option too, thanks
that is an excellent question -- idk how they did it but i could reproduce it with a brush and piped on white dooeys with a 101s or a cut cone -- wow that's pretty
The reason I think it is painted (or brushed????) onto fondant and cut out is the perfectly smooth, clean edges. You would never be able to get that using colored buttercream and a spatula.
true -- but you might be able to attach something to the fondant to prevent the extra stray marks from appearing --
no , wait --
or or or it's some kind of edible ink & sugar paper ?
the edge/fold across the top edge is too creased and the paint pattern follows up over the edge -- you cannot do that with a spatula -- and the paint or buttercream or whatever would scrape off and build up a tad at the edge -- idk --
but those little white lines of fondant or icing are covering up something
icing image maybe? because it would have to be in small sections to not wrnikle too
Exactly, Kate! But it is such a gorgeous cake! I would love to give it a try.
i wanna make one -- hahahahaha
I've seen similar cakes where they're definitely spreading buttercream with a spatula, but Sandra is right. That edge is just too perfect. What about doing the buttercream smear on waxed paper, refrigerating it to harden, and then applying it like modeling chocolate?
To get the color like that, my guess is that there is a blob of white frosting on the waxed paper, the color is applied to the back of the spatula, and with one swift stroke, spread across the frosting.
I'm thinking its either already blended on a pallet and picked up with a spatula, or dotted on the cake itself and the spatula swooshing thru it. Wish there was a tutorial on it, a lot of Russian cake decorators are doing this method. Tons of beautiful cakes like this.
frozen buttercream swooshfer
i gotta get out on you tube more often
Now, that one definitely looks like buttercream done directly on the cake. These cakes are gorgeous! I have not seen the technique before. I am going to Youtube with Kate!
The link for one of the Russian ladies is dash_she, you can google, and it will link you to her Instagram, she has lots of beautiful cakes.
Could the yellow one possibly be airbrushed ?
they are just well versed on a spatula technique -- if we just practiced for a while - we'd get it
I could not find it, Cathy, but I will keep looking. Kate, I think I am going to try this every time I make a cake for Mike and me. I sure can't pipe, but if am in love with water color buttercream and I would love to master this!
I found a tutorial...or two. In Russian, of course, but you can still see how she does it.
Thanks Sandra, that really helps, and to get the white raised border on the edge, must just pipe more white and run the spatula thru it. Thanks so much!!
Sandra, dasha_she Sorry I left off the a, she is on Instagram, check out her cakes, they are beautiful.
Yes, I picked up on the white border being made with a dollop of white frosting. I've thought and thought about the first picture and I am wondering if they used like a custom made stencil to keep the edges clean??? It is a datgum mystery! I am going to try to find dasha_she again.
I found another video she did on her Instagram.. She put dollops of green and burgundy along the top of the cake, then I notice she had something in a bottle, could be liquid color, it was liquid that she put in several spots and ran her spatula thru it. She didn't put any white dollops, and Sandra, if you go to her Instagram the tutorial is under her Instagram stories, its a quick tutorial.
Thanks. You've got me itching to break out the buttercream!