(Closed) Buttercream Frosting Cakes

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d be interested in seeing some too.  I plan on using butterceam and want a textured piping effect – something that makes the cake look really soft and fluffy 😛  

These are some cake pictures I saved for inspiration:

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

A lot of cakes that are fondant can be made in buttercream. They won’t look exactly the same, but a good baker can get buttercream to look almost as smooth. Generally, you can’t create the same structural or sculptural elements in buttercream that you can get with fondant, but you can usually get fondant accents on a buttercream cake (like fondant ribons around buttercream layers).  

For example, my inspiration cake was in fondant:

And my actual cake was buttercream:

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Can you do the same type of icing detail with cream cheese frosting as you can with buttercream?  I really like that pink ribbony looking cake, but I don’t like buttercream.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Miss Biner – I’m not a baker, but I would assume it would work.  I think as long at the frosting is soft and can be squeezed through a cake decorating tip, they could do that same thing. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Good to know.  I’m going to save that ribbony cake picture.  Way too cute to not ask about.  MMMMM.  I’m so hungry for some sweets!

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