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Moms Birthday Cake

Created in this Craftsy class

Modern Buttercream taught by Joshua John Russell

Cut, level, fill and crumb coat your layers like a professional then learn Joshua John Russell's trade secrets for a beautiful buttercream finish for free!

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Category Cake Decorating
Material Buttercream
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Buttercream

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What are you most proud of? The color variation

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? My icing slid overnight. The roses at the bottom were not that squished at first. Not sure what caused this.

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I want to learn how to make these roses for my daughter in law's birthday. Help!!!

05/07/2013 Flag

use a rosette tip! super easy!

05/09/2013 Flag

I watched this to learn it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5iQH3WUHm0

05/10/2013 Flag

Use the 1M tip and check out 'I am baker' she does the most useful tutorial :-)

05/18/2013 Flag

A open star tip

05/30/2013 Flag

I think you did an awesome job! Did you use a buttercream icing? Sometimes I start out on the bottom of the cake and work my way up so then I don't have the heavyweight on the bottom icing layers, if that makes sense. Still awesomely beautiful though!

05/09/2013 Flag

I should have started from the bottom. The reason I started at the top was to make sure my icing color graduated correctly. I started with my lightest color and added food coloring a drop at a time as I went. I also think my crumb coat was WAY to thick. I didn't think about how thick the roses themselves would be.

05/10/2013 Flag

Yes, it is american butter cream.

05/10/2013 Flag

I love this and the candles being a slightly darker color is very pretty

11/11/2013 Flag