In today's free video tutorial, we are sharing a simple Wedding Dress in Buttercream cake design that would be perfect for bridal showers! We are also demonstrating a beautiful piped buttercream design around the sides of the cake. The piping looks much more difficult than it actually is! I love it when that happens!
I love the layers and layers of buttercream ruffles that make up the wedding dress. As far as I'm concerned, there's no such thing as too many ruffles! Not only are they beautiful, but with a simple petal tip, you can create rows of ruffles in a matter of minutes!
This wedding dress cake design would be a great choice for all skill levels of cake decorating! We hope that you'll give it a try!
A few variations:
*This simple technique can be easily altered to suit your piping style. For instance, if you'd prefer rosettes piped with a star tip instead of ruffles, that would be beautiful too!
I almost piped a hanger for the dress which I still think is a cute look, or you could even add the bride to the design instead of just the dress (I would choose fondant for the head, arms, etc. if you go this route!)
Finally, keep this tutorial in your decorating bag of tricks for a princess theme-- in a different shade of buttercream, this frilly gown would be perfect for a princess!
In this tutorial we decorated a two layer 10 inch cake, frosted with our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Recipe.
Coloring Gels: Green: We used a combination of Americolor Avocado Green & Wilton Leaf Green.
Americolor Teal (for the blue shade on top), Wilton Rose
Piping Tips: Round tips 1 & 4, Star tip 15, Petal Tip 104
Viva Paper Towel: We used for smoothing our crusted buttercream.
Sugar Pearls & Silver Dragees- We used Wilton Sugar Pearls for the top of the dress. We used a few silver dragees for the waist, although I didn't mention this in the video. You actually can barely see them because of the bouquet and so it's definitely an optional detail ;0)
Misc.: As usual, I used a cardboard cake circle beneath my cake so that I could move it to the pedestal. (Before moving to the pedestal, I like to chill my tier when possible for 5 minutes in the freezer. This firms things up and makes moving to the pedestal or cake base much easier.)
*As I noted in the video, the next time that I make this design I'm going to pipe a thin layer of white frosting on the skirt of the dress before adding my ruffles. This hides any blue that might peek out from behind the ruffles, and if you'd like, it will give you the option to pipe your ruffles at more of an upright angle for more movement and fluffiness ;0)
We hope that you enjoyed the tutorial!