- Cake boards
- Cake Dowel
- Cake turn table
- Off set spatula
- Decorative flowers
- Real cake or dummy cakes
- Swiss Meringue Buttercream Icing
To get the look of this rustic buttercream wedding cake, you can start out with real cake or dummy cakes (Styrofoam). Because the bride and groom were the only ones who were going to eat the cake, I made the top tier out of chocolate cake. The bottom two tiers were dummy cakes.
I started out by pushing a wooden dowel through the dummy cakes. I then filled and iced the cake with a crumb coat and then stuck it in the fridge to set. Once it set, I covered each layer of cake with a thick layer of frosting. You don't want to be conservative here. I took my off set spatula and did swirling motions through the icing to create the rustic look. I placed the dowel through the bottom tier and then added each tier on top of each other. Because I used dummy cakes I did not need to add dowels in each layer for support. (If you are using real cake, you will need to do this step.) I took some silk flowers that I got at the craft store and arranged them before placing them on the cake. Once the leaves were in place, I added the flowers. Voila! An easy rustic buttercream wedding cake!
As always, keep it creative and I'll see you in my next video!