Over the past several months, there's been a really nice trend of simple, textured buttercream cakes. I'll share some of mine below, but every time I've posted one on Facebook, I've been asked How to Make Lines Texture on Buttercream Cakes.
While you're here, be sure to check out this post for How to Smooth Frost a Cake and How to Get Sharp Buttercream Edges! I even have a video!
It's so, super easy and the technique covers a multitude of flaws on a buttercream cake. Also, this lines texture is really elegant on a wedding cake and anybody can do it!
But first... let me show you some of my favorites with this "lines texture" I'm talking about - all of these were done in 2017!
So this first cake I did 4 days after having surgery back in April:
I was so incredibly happy with how it turned out - especially considering I was not feeling all that great that weekend! The addition of the fresh roses, lavender and olive leaves (added by the florist) really did finish it perfectly!
Then there was this recent 50th Birthday Cake:
50th Birthday Cake
I don't know if my client added a topper at the party or left it as it was, but the sheer simplicity is so appealing!
Another example was this wedding cake:
I've already shared this cake with more details (you can click here for more info on this cake), but it warranted mentioning again in this post!
And then there were these:
FUN 40th Birthday Cakes
This one (above) was actually not done in 2017, but I had to share anyway... it's SO cute!! You can click here for more details on it!
And then finally... the cake I made the video of... it was to celebrate a sweet, sweet friend's mother's 102nd birthday! That's right you guys... 102 years old!! This was her cake:
Her only request each year is that her cake is PINK - which of course, I love!! So are you ready? Here's the video of me decorating this cake:
It literally took me less than 15 minutes from starting to having it finished and ready to box up! The wedding cakes take longer than that obviously, but it's still a very quick technique that makes for a beautiful finished product!
If textured buttercream is not the look you're going for, be sure to check out this post for How to Smooth Frost a Cake and How to Get Sharp Buttercream Edges! I even have a video!