Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Twigs and Blossoms

When I met with the bride and groom that got this cake, they wanted a very clean and modern cake.

They wanted the flowers to match their wedding design and they also wanted their cake to have no borders.

The twigs and the flowers were easy peasy to make.  We extruded the twigs using our clay gun and a couple of cutters and some gumpaste took care of the flowers.

The border, however, was probably the most time-intensive part of this cake.  Now, I do "borderless" cakes all the time, but there is an art to it.

First of all, I make sure that the cake board is just big enough to fit the cake, maybe a smidge smaller.  Then I stack the tiers as usual.  I run a small (as small as possible) bead of icing right along crack where each tier meets and then get the cakes nice and cold.  Once everything is cold and firm, use the heat from my finger to melt and smooth the buttercream as I turn the cake on the turner.  Have you ever done any caulking?  Like in a bathroom or kitchen?  Well, if not, its good practice for doing cakes!

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11 comments:

  1. Very clean work, and definitely modern. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. What a great work. I do admire you so much for your buttercream work, it is so clean and well done! Thank you for the tip!

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  4. I covet your buttercream smoothing technique. That's one of the seven deadly, right? ;-) Great work as usual!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love your clean lines and smooth buttercream and with such sharp edges! As you can see i'm obsessed with smooth buttercream and sharp edges..lol! I can never get mine that smooth or sharp..lol! And i love the overall design too!

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  6. This cake is so beautiful. Really perfect!

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  7. This is stunning! Simply gorgeous!

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  8. Ooooh. This is lovely! Great edges and clean, clean work! I'm definitely taking your advice! :)

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  9. Oh this is beautiful. The colors are so vibrant

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  10. i really love this cake! the colours are beautiful and the design is simple but modern and chic. Love the buttercream smoothing tip too, thanks so much!

    Lyndsay :)

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  11. You are the buttercream queen! You might have answered this before, but what stacking method do you use?

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