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First Ever Wedding Cake

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Material Buttercream
Style Traditional
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Do you sell this cake? Yes
Name of website or online shop: Ash Cakes

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I used buttercream frosting, gumpaste for the roses, and petal dust.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of how the roses came out! My buttercream job is very beginner, so I need to apply the techniques that were taught in the lesson I just watched next time, but overall the bride was happy with it so mission accomplished!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? WATCH THE MODERN BUTTERCREAM VIDEO! It's free, and he does an EXCELLENT job teaching you professional buttercream techniques! My knowledge about icing with buttercream grew ten times by watching this free video.

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01/24/2013 Flag

Thanks :)

01/30/2013 Flag

Ashley, Beautiful roses and the placement of them. See a couple of marks in the buttercream (may have been made during transport to wedding). Take a couple of viva paper towels (with no impressions in them) and a fondant smoother with you. After the cake has crust over you can smooth theses ripples right out. I would have pleased to have this as my wedding cake.

01/29/2013 Flag

Hey that is a great idea! I've always noticed how the buttercream develops a crust after it dries a bit, but I never thought about smoothing it out. I will definitely do that next time! And well the marks weren't from transport, they were from just my butter cream spreading job. :/ it's a working progress though, I really hope to master this technique soon so that my cakes will have a flawless butter cream smooth finish. But thank you so much for your comment on the roses. :) They were time consuming, but so fun to do!

01/30/2013 Flag

Gorgeous! I signed up for this class to learn how to make a cake for my own wedding and your design is very much what I was thinking of! Hope you don't mind if I add this picture to my inspiration folder

02/01/2013 Flag

Not at all! What a compliment! Thank you. :)

02/07/2013 Flag

Ashley you did a lovely job on your first wedding cake, way to go!

03/10/2013 Flag

That's amazing!

05/15/2013 Flag