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Monday, January 9, 2012

Quick Cake Decorating

My friend Clarrisa's birthday was last week.  I wanted to make her, her favorite cake but I did not have very much time this weekend.  I told you what my Friday was like in my last post, http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/01/whoops.html .  Saturday was pretty busy too, payday weekends are always like this!  She wanted my honey whole-wheat pound cake http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2010/05/honey-whole-wheat-pound-cake.html with real buttercream made with palm sugar.
I baked the cake late Saturday night and let it cool overnight.  Sunday before church I grabbed the buttercream I had leftover from her twins' cake http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/12/twins-birthday-cake.html to decorate the cake with.  I had about 30 minutes to get this cake decorated!
I grabbed the "white" buttercream(it is tan from the thot not powdered sugar I used) and added a tad (it glopped in there and made it way too soft)bit of milk to thin it out.
First I put the blue frosting in the middle.
I admit that I was in a hurry and did not level the cake.  That has always been a bad shortcut of mine.
I used a tip 3 and piped squiggles on the edge of the cake.
I added another layer of squiggles and did this all the way to the center.  Do you see the crater from the icing sagging because it was too soft?  Lesson learned, next time put the milk in another container BEFORE pouring it in your icing!
This will give you a quick, simple, pretty cake.  Notice I put a towel down on the table before decorating?  The reason is two-fold.  First it makes clean up a lot easier, I just throw the towel in the wash.  2. I did not have to pick up my cutting mat and quilting rulers before I started.
If you like this concept but want to make it fancier.  Use two different colors and put roses on top.  Here are some I made years ago when I was still new to this.

It looks like I used a tip 5 here instead of a tip 3 here.
I miss making roses, the next birthday cake I make will have roses!
Go make yourself a an easy cake!


retrorevival.biz said...

So simple yet so festive! Nice job:)


Midwest Scrapbook said...

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Joseph said...

Looks like you decorate a cake with earthworm :-) just kidding i appreciate your idea.
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