Saturday, May 19, 2012

Buttercream Camo Tutorial

Here's the link to the camo tutorial that I used.  Cake Central Buttercream camo tutorial.
I decided to create a new tutorial because I used different camo colors, a different method of smoothing buttercream, and showed the final picture of the cake at the end.Good luck and have fun!

1. Pick out the colors that you are going to use. I used two shades of a brown, green, black, stone, and a mustard(ish) color.

 2. Crumb coat your cake!

3. Take some round cake (I used #6). Pipe the camo pattern that you want. Let the buttercream crust for a few minutes.

4.  Take a VIVA paper towel and then smooth the buttercream with your hand over the paper towel. You will have to press firmly, but not too hard. Then pull the paper towel up, check and make sure that it's smooth. If it is smooth, continue piping the pattern. If it's not smooth, continue smoothing with your paper towel and hand. (I use VIVA paper towels because there is no pattern indented on the towel, giving it the smooth finish).

5. View of camo print. You're ready to put the border on!

6. Pipe the message, add toys, and deliver your cake!


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU so very much!! I have been looking for something like this to help me with the cake I'm doing this weekend!!

Thank you again for sharing!!

Celeste said...

You are welcome Lori B! Hope your cake turned out great!

Crysta Rosser said...

Do you have a specific recipe for butter cream frosting that works best or will any old recipe do? Also, have you ever frosted one and frozen it if you had to make it in advance with good results after it thawed?

Celeste said...

Hi Crysta! I'm sorry! I just now got your message and you posted it about a week ago. I hope my response isn't too late. Any crusting buttercream recipe will work out great. I often use IndyDebi's frosting recipe - for crusting. I will post the link to the recipe below. I haven't frozen a cake and then decorated it. But I have heard that you can do it as long as you let the cake get to room temperature before you decorate it. Otherwise, the cake will sweat because of the condensation. Hope this helps you out! Here's the buttercream recipe. It stands up to heat really well too. (And the dream whip is in the cereal area at my Walmart. On the top shelf.

Mrs July Glory-Emeh said...

Thanks soooo much for sharing this. I wana find out, pls how do i achieve a soft andfluffy cake? Also can u cover a soft and fluffy cake with fondant?