What was your inspiration? This winter wedding cake was covered in sugar crystals - I've had decorators ask how to attach the crystals and how they don't "melt" into the buttercream. First, ice your cake smooth and stack like usual. Put the finished cake in the fridge to get cold. I have dedicated fridges for cakes - I never freeze but buttercream needs to be refridgerated to stay fresh and look the best. Anyway, fix a small fine mist spray bottle with water. Working in sections LIGHTLY mist the buttercream and pour the sugar crystals in your hand and apply them gently to the cake. You will have many spill off so I keep a paper towel underneath to catch them to reuse. Also, it looks more professional if you wait until all the crystals are applied and the mess cleaned up before you put your bottom borders on - this keeps the bottom border from becoming messy with the fallen crystals. Hope this helps! Lisa :) BTW - the mother of the bride made the topper and the pinecones on the sides - it would look better if she had made the topper smaller without that doily underneath...but what do I know? lol
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