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Messy buttercream

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Category Cake Decorating
Type of item Food
For Other
Style Funky
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What was your inspiration? This cake gave me fits!! If you look at my other cakes, you'll see I don't "do" messy and this bride insisted that she wanted messy icing - no pattern, nothing smooth, no swirls, no spatula stripes...ugh!!! No matter how her mother and I tried to get her to consider something that looked more professional, she stuck to the messy icing....Needless to say I will NEVER take another order for spatula/messy icing again!! Thanks for letting me rant, Lisa

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I think it is beautiful. I love the messy look.

09/29/2012 Flag

Thank you!

10/03/2012 Flag

I have just taken an order for one of these messy cakes any advice on how to achieve this look?

10/03/2012 Flag

You have to make a "messy" cake?? Oh you poor thing! :) My advice would be to ice the cake smooth to start with - just like you would if you weren't doing messy. This covers the cake well and prevents some spots having thick icing and some spots with too little icing. After I got it smooth, I took my buttercream and thinned it down some and then went over the cake a small section at a time putting on a thin layer to give it the spatula marks. Hope this helps! Good luck!! Lisa

10/03/2012 Flag

I like it

10/06/2012 Flag

Absolutely love this cake. Are teh flowers Fondant/gum-paste or fresh please?

10/21/2012 Flag

Thank you - the flowers were silk.

10/21/2012 Flag

Very nice. Great job on the "messy" part. After reading all the other comments & not having done a cake with this texture (yet) I'm wondering if the back side of a tablespoon might make it somewhat easier to achieve this look. Just a thought. I'll have to try it. But yours looks perfect.

11/12/2012 Flag