18 Jun

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes and how this new trend is a fabulous budget friendly option!

Buttercream frosted cakes are my FAVORITE and they just so happen to be making a big splash on the party scene with many designer finishes. They are also a more affordable option to fondant covered cakes. The versatility and creativity available now with buttercream frosted cakes is definitely a Look for Less option as opposed to pricier fondant covered cakes. Designer buttercream frosted cakes range from $70-$100 while fondant covered cakes are an average of $250.

My favorites are from My Sweet Things… they are as yummy as they are gorgeous! Check out how Kathi has transformed traditional buttercream frosted cakes into designer works of art by using these FABULOUS frosting techniques. Who knew buttercream could look this good!

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8 DESIGNER BUTTERCREAM FROSTING TECHNIQUES
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Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

1. Swirl Frosted Cakes

The colors on this cake would be perfect for any summer party this year! The bold blue against the clean white, makes for a modern and gorgeous centerpiece to any dessert table!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

2. Ribbon Frosted Cakes

This technique has been on the scene for a while, but look how creative Kathi got by adding her signature flower design on top of the cake.

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

3. Rosette Frosted Cakes

Dainty and feminine, this pink rosette covered cake would be perfect for a baby shower or any girly themed party. And with the ombre party trend still going strong, it is gorgeous on a rosette frosted cake!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

4. Petal Frosted Cakes

This is my favorite buttercream frosted technique! This green and white cake is just gorgeous with the huge green buttercream flower on top, and this rainbow cake is a definite WOW-FACTOR!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

5. Ruffle Frosted Cakes

This ruffle frosting technique is the perfect base for the girly octopus swimming on top!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

6. Milk Glass Dot Frosted Cakes 

This decoration makes any cake look extra fabulous- whether it’s bold white on white or multicolor!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

7. Themed Cakes

Look how cute and creative these cakes are! Using buttercream and different frosting techniques, Kathi created a cake that looks like a girly snake slithering its way through grass. All made with creamy and delicious buttercream! That’s my kind of cake!

Trend Alert: Designer Buttercream Frosted Cakes!

8. Decorate with Buttercream (& Cookie) Toppers!

Using frosted cookies is a great alternative to a pricier fondant cake topper that can cost up to $65, as opposed to a frosted cookie that costs on average $6 each!  A gorgeous white-on-white cake with a pop of color on top as a bookworm eases it’s way out of a colorful starfish flower. And that #2 on the top of the cake must be fondant right? Nope… it’s buttercream!

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Want more party inspiration and Look for Less tips? Click over to my blog here for more!

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VENDOR CREDIT:

– Buttercream Cakes & Photography: My Sweet Things

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Maritza Martinez SAYS:

This Lady is the BEST of the BEST on BUTTERCREAM FROSTING TECHNIQUES…she is my Inspiration and motivation to learning on how to bake & learning how to decorate cakes!!!!!

Reply June 18, 2013 at 11:36 am

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Rose Bakes... SAYS:

Pinning this!! Love it :)

Reply June 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm

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Shellie SAYS:

Your cakes are beautiful! What recipe do you use for your frosting?

Reply September 16, 2013 at 8:56 am

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Alicia Williams SAYS:

How did you get the octopus body shape and it be smooth? I’m going to do a pirate cake (not ship cake) and on top is a boat out of chocolate buttercream but it’s smooth and the shape is perfect. how do I do this?

Reply September 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

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Saru SAYS:

I need the buttercream recipe youve used to design these cakes. They’re flawless! :)

Reply September 27, 2013 at 6:15 am

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Amanda SAYS:

Thanks so much for including my Rosette technique. Its so exciting to see something I created back in 2011 take on such popularity!

Reply February 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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Iris SAYS:

So beautiful, someone give the recipes to these cakes. Gorgeous.

Reply March 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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Amanda Goldie SAYS:

Is there a book i can buy to learn these techniques?

Reply March 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

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