Cake icing technique??

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

RoxiB4b3:  To me, the bottom one looks like buttercream ruffles… I might be wrong, haven’t done it myself, but I think they are made with a petal tip.

Post # 3
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

RoxiB4b3:  yes the bottom looks like buttercream ruffles.  ruffles are not particularly difficult but they are time consuming (fondant particularly). I’ve got to do a ruffle wedding cake next year for friends actually but I’m going with fondant as it will be a hot time of year and I’m paranoid buttercream will melt a bit.

Post # 5
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579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

RoxiB4b3:  I am South African so on the heat issue, fondant will probably hold up better… If you have an airconditioned venue you could probably get away with a good buttercream which sets up nice and hard like swiss meringue buttercream. So if it is put in the fridge overnight and then taken to an airconditioned room you could be ok. I would definitely recommend lots of practice for your sister in law, my first fondant attempt did not look how I imagined… Either way you need to consider transporting the cake as well, depending on where in SA you are getting married, roads can be rough and it the stacking will need to be well supported. Also be aware of the cake you choose, some stack way better than others…

Post # 7
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579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

RoxiB4b3:  no need to be nervous. They can be stacked at the venue. And i had a farm no aircon wedding in december, fondant totally held up. Just make sure she gets some practice stacking etc before the day. Also whoever transports them must just drive carefully

Post # 8
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

RoxiB4b3:  I usually stack my cakes on site to avoid mishaps travelling to the venue. Has your cousins wife done wedding cakes before? There’s lots of info online re support systems for tiered cakes using dowels etc. fondant should be fine too, I’ve never had a problem with it on hot days here. It’s great you have family helping out but just be aware that wedding cakes do take a lot of time and that even a design that looks simple can be very involved. 

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