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Icing/frosting technique help needed!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I'm a licensed vet tech, no where near professional at baking! I'm doing my cousins wedding cake. I've gotten down how to icing a square cake and make it smooth.. But she wants texture added and a specific style and I have no clue how to do it! Please help! I can return the favor with animal info!


Thanks, Matt

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post #2 of 10
icon_smile.gif If u have an email, I can send u the info as simply as possible. You can do it. You just need to focus on learning one step a day and practice each step at the time not to panic. I can send u separate emails with tutorials on how to frost a cake, how to stack a cake each cake on top of the other and what to use to make those patterns on the cake ( not hard) and how to make the little drop-like frosting shapes around the bottom of the cake.
But I m sure a lot of people here will assist u step by step. U can do it!
post #3 of 10
Matt i cant help you with your cake hopefully all these wonderful ccers can but i need help with my little dog, he woke up this morning with a very swollen face, he was fine at 1am this morning and than at 5am his poor little face is like twice the size its suppose to be any ideas whats wrong with him? Hope you figure your cake out.
post #4 of 10
Use a spoon or an icing spatula.
post #5 of 10
Have you checked out craftsy dot com? Their modern buttercream class is free right now. And that looks a lot like the technique he finishes the cake with.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Is it one sided or both? Any punctures? Being in Florida I think of snake bite. Second I think insect bite or sting.. if that's the case use Benadryl. 1Mg per pound. 12 pound dog give half of the 25 mg tabs.. 75 pound dog give three. Every12 hours as needed. If its an old dog, swelling by the cheek and eye could be an abscessed tooth. Hope everything is okay!
post #7 of 10
Matt, no puncture wounds that we can see. We did do a google search and it did say Benadryl in the exact amount you said, so far hes has got two doses of it hes starting to look better thank goodness, poor little guy. Ok back to your cake, i would first tell you to use high ratio shortening when you make your BC it makes a world of difference. I would first smooth the cake out , than like already said use a spoon pulling it straight up the sides of the cake wiping the spoon off as you go. Buy a heart shape cookie cutter for the heart and let your Bc crust up than press the cookie cutter in just good enough to see the outline of the cutter. Michaels craft stores sells white almost clear cake glitter in there cake department , sprikled on this cake would give a beauiful look.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Is it one sided or both? Any punctures? Being in Florida I think of snake bite. Second I think insect bite or sting.. if that's the case use Benadryl. 1Mg per pound. 12 pound dog give half of the 25 mg tabs.. 75 pound dog give three. Every12 hours as needed. If its an old dog, swelling by the cheek and eye could be an abscessed tooth. Hope everything is okay!
post #9 of 10
My guess would be to do a crumb coat. Then use a large rose tip and pipe vertical lines up the cake, going round the cake and overlapping the last line a little. No need to do a smooth cake at all. That is what I would try if I was doing it, I would at least practice it and see how the look compared and then adjust if needed. I just looked at the pics again and maybe it is the spoon and bring it up vertical. Kind of hard to tell. Both would give a similar look. If you do the spoon thing, you still don't have to spend a ton of time doing a smooth coat. Just get it kind of even and start making the lines. You will need to have it a little thicker so that when you do the spoon strokes there is still enough frosting that the cake doesn't show through. Give both techniques a try and see which you and the bride like better.
post #10 of 10
This isn't a rose tip, sorry. Ice a real deep thickness onto the side, but don't smooth it. Use a narrow steel spatula to make the strokes from bottom to top. Do this slowly and you can stop inbetween areas, but do not chill until you have the tier done. Then even off the peaks on the top edge.

Make the hearts with the letters on waxed paper, it is easier than making them straight onto the cake.
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