Saturday, August 25, 2012

Buttercream Roses With Video Tutorial

I really want to tell you that I made this cake, but... I'm really bad at lying.

My sister Nemo made it. But I did make up the recipe for the frosting. And I took photos of it. And I made a video of her making it. And I taught myself how to chirp like a cricket today. SO BEAT THAT.

Question: is the fact that I spent hours chirping on sand dunes today a sign of that I have too much time on my hands or is it merely a sign of pure awesomeness? I'm inclined to think the latter. I am on vacation after all.

Cricket video coming soon. Maybe. For now, this video will have to suffice.
Below is the buttercream recipe. It's the same one I used for the wedding cake. And Nemo wants me to tell you that if the buttercream gets too soft to work with, throw it in the fridge for a while and then beat it up a little again. Or, even better, freeze all of the roses on parchment paper and then easily place them on the cake. Enjoy.
Easy Buttercream

1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups (1 pound, I think) powdered sugar
1 lb. cold butter

Beat together the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar (add only a little powdered sugar at a time to avoid making a huge mess). Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add a handful at a time. Beat for about 10 minutes until fluffy and smooth. Add more powdered sugar if you would like it a little stiffer. 

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  1. OMG! Very funny credits rolling.., but seriously, thanks for the tutorial and now I know why I've only seen small rose covered cakes!

  2. Lol 2000 years later haha anyways very helpful thank you!!

  3. you are so sexxxy omg! and the fact that u r so talented makes u so much hotter!! i make ur caramel tofee was amazing

  4. I can make this Vegan to save Animals! Also if you have a Dog or know someone with a Dog, Cat,Etcplease avoid Beneful by purina and Puppy chow and Iams Dog and Cat food. iams test on Animals in their facilities and treat Animals cruel . beneful has made many Dogs sick and even die! Thank You and tell everyone so we can be safe. Oh yeah and I do not know if you recycle but just wanted to tell you that you cab recycle anykind of plastic not just water bottless you can recycle plastic bags plastic wrappers anything! Bye and Thank You

    1. Then why are you posting as Anonymous?

  5. Did you mean one lb butter or one 1 cup?