Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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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