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Topic: Ivory Buttercream Sugarpaste monogram fresh floral wedding cake 4 tiers
kmtmagoo 09/29/2012 7:56 PM
Stunning cake!
Dianee 09/29/2012 7:57 PM
Such a stunning cake! Beautiful!
Mickeebabe 09/29/2012 9:11 PM
Just beautiful. What's your secret to such nice crisp edges? What buttercream recipe do you use?
salsaman42 09/30/2012 6:58 AM
Georgeous cake Susy! Nice sharp angles too.
susychpstk 09/30/2012 8:55 AM
Thank you so much everyone! You all made my entire weekend!

Mickee- I have a tutorial somewhere in the wedding forum regarding the way I ice my layers. I'll search for it and post it in here for you. My buttercream recipe is basically the sugarshack recipe, all shortening recipe.
gmoakes01 09/30/2012 2:18 PM
So gorgeous!
Konfections 09/30/2012 2:20 PM
Stunning, I'd love to see your tutorial!!
heartsnsync 09/30/2012 3:09 PM
Mickeebabe 09/30/2012 9:02 PM
That would be great susy. Thanks.
susychpstk 09/30/2012 9:05 PM
For those of you looking for how I level my cakes, here you go: Just follow the link below.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments~so appreciated and I have gained a wealth of knowledge from all you in return
Teresa0401 10/01/2012 12:27 PM
OMG, this is what a wedding cake should look like, simple and elegant, great job!!!! I would love this to be my wedding cake too.
jabrotz 10/01/2012 4:32 PM
Breathtaking and gorgeous...stunning in every way.
tortnaya 10/01/2012 6:14 PM
OMG!!! This is pure perfection!!! This cake is right up there with Cammie's and Scott's and needs to be in a bridal magazine!!! WAY TO GO!!! BRAVO!!!
IcingArtistry 10/01/2012 7:48 PM
You can't see me but I'm nodding my head agreeing with Tortnaya (and everyone).... breathtaking! Someday.... I hope I can pull one off like that.... (sigh).... into my Fav's so I can daydream a little. How did you mold the monogram and get it shaped to fit the curve of the tier? And what color is the BC please? Thank you for sharing and congratulations on another gorgeous cake.
susychpstk 10/01/2012 8:20 PM
LOL!!! Torti and girls are too much! That was the most amazing compliment EVER, so thank you!!!!!! And you all do amazing work, with each their own them all!

I made the monogram a few weeks ahead while I had the time, and set it on a piece of wax paper on the side of an 8" dummy tier. I loved the monogram until I placed it on the cake and added the piping details around the sides of it. I had super-pearl dusted the entire monogram and frame after making it, and although the W stood out from the backing, it didn't POP enough, and really looked dull in contrast to the cake, side piping, and also the snail-type border I had added around the perimeter of the circle. I needed a way to make that W stand out! I took a #2 round tip and made tiny little half circles, as you would to make rope border, but very thin, adding just enough texture to the monogram so that I was happy with it. It really made a huge difference!

The bc is just ivory, which I make using real vanilla extract rather than clear.

Thank you all again for such sweet comments!


teeta_81 10/02/2012 1:22 PM
So beautiful and clean.
lmeade84 10/02/2012 2:26 PM
Your cake is fantastic! Beautiful lines and perfect flowers