Quilted Buttercream- A Video Tutorial
In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to create a beautiful quilted buttercream effect as well as a ruched buttercream design!
This cake would be perfect for any special occasion, from birthdays to bridal showers and more! We'll show you how to make a quilted design using an impression mat, as well as how to create an elegant ruched effect.
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This cake is two stacked (6" & 8") tiers which are each on their own cake cardboard. The top tier is supported by 4 bubble tea straws from beneath as usual (For more info on tier stacking, see our video tutorial). The tiers are frosted with our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream recipe from the Recipes section.
Clear/Plastic Diamond Impression Mat (I've had mine for years but you can find them on Amazon as well as most cake decorating websites.)
Lollipop stick (or skewer, etc.) for the ruched technique. I wanted to mention that you could do something in the same spirit of the ruched design by dragging a small tapered spatula through the frosting before it crusts for a textured look, but we preferred this effect of creating impressions for today's cake.
Piping tip 81 for the Chrysanthemum petals, Piping tip 4 (any small round tip will do) for a small bead border.
Gold dragee (or your dragees/sugar pears/decoration of choice) for the center of the flower
*Allow approximately 20-30 minutes for the final coat of smoothed frosting to crust before creating your impressions. Crusting buttercreams can be effected by humidity- it may take a bit longer to crust if it is very humid it your kitchen.
More Buttercream Techniques!
We love decorating cakes with buttercream! If you love today's cake, don't miss our other cake decorating tutorials with buttercream. Here are just a few: