Last week I ended up taking a last minute order for this Modern Cake Design with Chocolate Brushstrokes. And I’m so glad I did. Since I’m not super booked up for weeks ahead right now (I talked more about that in this post), it’s been fun being able to take on orders that I really want to do.
When I received the request to do this cake, I was so excited about it. I know the brushstrokes cakes were really all the rage last year, but I’ve continued to see them this year too and I’d never done one.
Well, I did do a few brushstrokes in this cake (below), but it wasn’t really necessary. I just really wanted to:
Anyway, I’ve got a million things on my to-do list today and I get ready to head over to Austin, TX for a few days. So I’m going to keep this post short and sweet, while trying to share as many details as I can for you!
So here we go..
Modern Cake Design with Chocolate Brushstrokes
This cake was 5″ and 7″ round cakes baked in my favorite Magic Line Pans. I did two layers of cake on for the top tier and three layers on the bottom. It was red velvet cake filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream.
My client requested maroon, black, white and gold for the cake. So here’s what I did. I used Wilton Bright White Candy Melts for the white and gold. The white were easy enough, then I dry-brushed Imperial Gold dust on some of them to make them gold.
I melted each color in a disposable piping bag, cut off the tip end, then drizzled the side of the cake.
After that, I piped circlese onto wax paper, then smeared them into the brushstrokes with the back of the spoon. I know, I know – I could’ve/should’ve used an actual brush, but I didnt’ have one on hand, and the spoon worked great 🙂
After putting them chocolate brushstrokes in the freezer for a few minutes to set, they were ready to be added to the cake. I attached them to the chilled buttercream cake with a little more melted candy melts and that was it!
I used black glitter paper and gold ribbon for the board to tie it all together. You can see my tutorial for how to cover a board here.
Okie-dokie. Do you have any questions about this cake that I didn’t cover? Please leave me a comment! I’m off to clean my house, pack, and get ready for a few days away!!
All my cakey love,