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DIY Wedding Cake Decorating 21.03.2013

Our lovely friends over at WeddingCakeDIY.com have prepared this DIY tutorial for us. This tutorial is a small part of a DIY Wedding Cake Instruction Pack for a 3-tier rosette buttercake. The full pack includes the cake recipe, how to construct a 3-tier cake, and how to store and transport your cake.

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  • Pre-prepared cake(s) that have already been iced with a thin layer of buttercream icing
  • Buttercream icing refrigerated the day before (you’ll need about 3 – 4 cups of icing for a 8″ round cake)
  • Wilton No. 4B open star decorating tip, Wilton large couple and a piping bag
  • Fabric scissors to trim your piping bags
  • Teaspoons for measuring icing and removing any mistakes
  • Baking paper for practicing your rosettes

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  • Lay down some baking paper on a flat surface to practice rosettes.
  • Assemble your piping bag, nozzle and coupler (try this link if you need help).
  • Add 3 teaspooons icing into your piping bag and practice icing 3-4 cm diameter rosettes.

Tip: Start each rosette from the outside and work inwards.

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  • Place cake(s) on a raised surface that you can work around (or turn) so it’s easy for you to decorate around the cake(s).
  • Add 3 heaped teaspoons of icing into your piping bag.
  • Start from the bottom edge of your cake and ice rosettes around the cake, one row at a time.
  • Work your way around the sides until they are covered with rosettes.

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Tip: Don’t do more than 3 – 4 rosettes at a time to avoid air bubbles from popping your rosettes. Simply remove your rosette with a teaspoon if you make a mistake.

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  • To decorate the top of your cake, start by icing rosettes around the outer edge and work your way towards the middle, one row at a time.

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Tip: Fill in any gaps with a star shape and don’t be afraid to do some wonky rosettes to avoid gaps.

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Notes for multi-tier cakes:

  • If you have multiple tiers, your cakes should be already constructed with dowel rods before you start.
  • To ice rosettes, start from the sides of the bottom tier and work your way up the tiered cakes, one row of rosettes at a time.
  • For a 3-tier cake, you can keep the top tier separate to assemble at the venue. If you do this, leave the top center area of your middle tier empty (where your top tier will go).

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Need more help with how to bake, construct, store or transport your DIY wedding cake? Visit this link to get the complete instruction pack for this cake. Or visit WeddingCakeDIY.com to pick your own wedding cake size, flavours and design to get a custom instruction pack.

Questions about decorating your cake with buttercream rosettes? Leave your comments here and we’d love to help you out.

Embellished Wedding Cakes & Cupcakes 12.05.2011

We can’t even handle these embellished wedding cakes and cupcakes, because they’re just too gorgeous. They were skillfully created by Rosalind Miller of Rosalind Miller Cakes & Peggy’s Cupcakes located in London.

Rosalind was a former artist and graphic designer and we love that she now uses her artistic abilities to make amazingly unique wedding cakes and cupcakes that are contemporary yet very romantic.

It comes as no surprise that Rosalind’s exquisite couture cakes and cupcakes are described as “edible works of art”.

We couldn’t help but smile when we found out that that Rosalind’s wedding cakes and cupcakes are traditionally home baked using specially created recipes and that organic and fair trade ingredients are used wherever possible. Love that.

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{Images via Rosalind Miller Cakes & Peggy’s Cupcakes}

Cake Ink 05.04.2011

We love wedding cakes, who doesn’t? But what really gets us exited is spotting a wedding cake that matches the wedding theme and colour scheme perfectly. It’s a rare thing, but today we found Cake Ink, an Australian company that does just that. *Insert massive smiling faces here*

Cake Ink use custom design and colour schemes to create everything from the invitations to the cake. You can choose from their range of ready-to-go themes or work with them to develop a unique and matching look specific to your event.

Cake Ink is located in Melbourne and their specialty in creating insanely gorgeous dessert buffets, which you can see below. Cake Ink also stocks a range of ready-made party kits that make the DIY process a lot easier.

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{Cake wedding inspirations via Cake Ink}

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