Happy Independence Day Weekend!!!!
Here's *the* cake. *The* ALL BUTTERCREAM cake. Yes that's right. I finally bit the bullet and attempted something this large in all buttercream. No fondant hearts or decorations. All piped...all sticky and fun. I *hope* you like it...I am still struggling with my piping skills. Hopefully one day I'll have a perfect dot or a nice even this or that...I'm definitely improving, but it always feels like something isn't quite right!
I was planning to do this cake in fondant, but was too lazy to make it soon enough and decided it was about time to practice some piping.
This is mostly white cake with vanilla buttercream. The little rounded top tier and star "tier" are chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. I carved the star and the top tier and although not "perfect" I did like the effect. I had to pipe all over the star and then smooth it out to avoid the little star cake crumbing to bits. BUT it did eventually work albeit not entirely smooth.
I tried piping in (a technique I never really thought to be that fabulous, but thought I should try)the stripes and it really looked bad. I did sort of a swirly fill in and...I kid you not...it looked like intestines. Soooo nope. I smoothed it down with my viva paper towel and then outlined it. I think it looks better now. Intestines and cake decorating really shouldn't mix!
Hope your holiday is fabulous!