Post # 1
So my boss is getting married next month (very small wedding) and is having a little dessert bar after her ceremony. I’ve offered to make something for it, and I have decided upon mini wedding cakes. I stole the idea from another bee on here, who owned this mini cake pan, which looks super easy:
I think it would be too difficult to cover the layers in fondant due to the fact that the tiers are all connected, but does anyone have any tips on how to make buttercream look less messy so that the tiers actually look like individual tiers?
Post # 4
I wouldn’t do fondant. Most people don’t eat it and to me, if I wasn going to eat a mini cake I would want to eat all of it.
I think you could get the buttercream frosting smooth just using the Viva papertowel trick and a mini offset spatula.
Post # 5
I just want to say this is a great idea!!!
Post # 6
viva paper towel trick? please explain…i am intrigued!
Post # 7
This site explains it.
It really does work, I’ve made a couple of cakes for friends and always used this trick to get the icing nice and smooth.
Best of luck!
Post # 8
Take a look at this from Williams Sonoma:
The piping is pretty simple, but very effective. If you want to cover the entire cake in frosting, do a confectioner’s sugar glaze, tinted different colors if you like, then pipe a pretty design or flower on top.
Also, the “Viva trick” is for frosting that crusts when it dries. Basically you drape the paper towel over the surface of the frosting and smooth it with your hands. It works pretty well on large cakes, but might be too difficult on the tiny ones!
Post # 9
An easy way to make the buttercream smooth is to wet your wide metal spatula. After you ice your cake, get your spatual wet and then smooth out the frosting. When the spatula starts to stick, wet it again and smooth as neccessary. Use long smooth strokes with the spatula to get the best results. You can also use a butter knife or skinny spatula, but they are not as effective and don’t cover as much surface.
Post # 10
thanks so much, ladies! i’ll let you know how they turn out!