My kids are still sick. Ugh. My son seems to be getting worse everyday. Luckily, I have an appointment this afternoon with his pediatrician. I called the nurse this morning and she thought it was best if I brought him in to see the doctor. Hopefully he doesn’t have anything too serious.
This was one of my favorite cakes to decorate.
It is a strawberry and red velvet cake with buttercream frosting. I decorated the cake using the petal effect technique in a gradient,also called ombre, of pink. I used a Wilton tip 12 and Wilton color pink.
I set aside 4 containers of buttercream frosting and colored one container of frosting with pink. I made it a dark pink. I then added some of the dark pink frosting to the second container of white buttercream frosting until I reached the desired color. I did this to the remaining containers of frosting, each time adding a smaller amount of the pink frosting.
Before I decorated the sides of the cake, I crumb coated the entire cake and put a final white layer of frosting on top. I smoothed the top of the cake with a Viva paper towel once the buttercream frosting had crusted. I discuss how to create the petal effect in another post.
The ruffled flower on top is made from gum paste and the center piece is made of gum paste and pink sugar pearls. It is difficult to see, but I dusted edible glitter on top of the flower and cake.
Do you prefer to decorate with buttercream frosting or fondant?
-I used to prefer fondant, but I’m starting to really enjoy working with buttercream frosting.