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Is buttercream good for wedding cakes?

Is buttercream good for wedding cakes?

If you are wanting a less traditional, rustic or laidback wedding cake, we would suggest using buttercream icing! As buttercream is so soft we can easily put it into a piping bag to do intricate flowers, borders and designs on your cake. Buttercream is also great for cake textures such as rosettes and ribbing.

Which buttercream is best for wedding cakes?

As far as buttercream options go, MacIsaac says Swiss and Italian meringue are the two most delicious options. “Both Italian and Swiss are made using meringue, just with slightly different techniques—resulting in a light, fluffy, exceptionally smooth, and less-sweet buttercream,” she explains.

How much buttercream do I need for a 2 tier cake?

In general, we recommend a total of 5 cups of frosting for three 8- or 9-inch round layers and 4 cups for two layers. Here’s how to divvy it up. Use 3/4 cup of frosting between each layer. Put 1 1/2 cups on top of the cake.

What buttercream do professionals use?

Swiss meringue buttercream
Swiss meringue buttercream is probably the most standard buttercream for pastry professionals. It is incredibly smooth, making it an extremely popular choice for icing cakes. Compared to American buttercream, it has a much stronger butter flavor, but is considerably less sweet.

Do buttercream wedding cakes melt?

Cakes covered with buttercream in cool conditions, can be kept for several days at room temperature but warm humid weather will create a melted mess.

How do you smooth a tiered cake?

Using a small offset spatula, hold the small offset spatula on the outside top edge of the cake and begin dragging the “lip” of frosting toward the center of the cake. Smooth as you go and clean the spatula between each swipe of the spatula. This process will create a sharp edge and remove any excess frosting.

How far in advance can you make a buttercream wedding cake?

Three days is probably the maximum I would serve a cake at an event or party as, after that, the cake just starts to lose its freshness. If you need to make the cake earlier than that, it’s best to freeze it and defrost it the day before or a couple of days before the event.

Do you need dowels for 2 tier cake?

Do I need dowels for a two-tier cake? Technically, you don’t need dowels for a two-tier cake. But I wouldn’t suggest trying to stack two cakes without them. Dowels will offer support that is necessary to avoid collapsing or sinking.