In this video tutorial, I give a quick demonstration on how to create white white frosting using vegetable shortening and how to decorate an elegant two tier wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers. Enjoy!
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FROSTING RECIPE: to cover a 10 inch and a 7 inch cake
800 grams Crisco Vegetable Shortening
600g Icing sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1.5 teaspoon clear vanilla essence
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: to fill a 10 and a 7 inch cake.
500 grams cream cheese
250 grams butter
1400 grams icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons milk
As mentioned in the video, the flowers that were used to decorate this cake are called Exquisite White Roses. They have a slightly blush pink centre with white petals dominating the rest of the flower. They were soo pretty! But to add just that extra jazz to the cake, I would recommend adding in a few baby’s breath flowers or Gyp flowers.
In these video tutorials, I normally use Bakels Premixes to save on time. (Bakels is a bakery grade cake premix. Another great one is Allied Mills)
If you prefer to bake from scratch, I do have a range of awesome cake recipes here which convert to cupcake recipes very nicely too.
WHITE CHOCOLATE MUD:
CHOCOLATE BUTTER BASED CAKE:
RED VELVET BUTTER BASED CAKE:
VANILLA BUTTER BASED CAKE:
I use these butter based cakes above because they are sturdy under fondant and stable at room temperature, as are the muds.
SOFT SPONGE CAKE:
AMERICAN BUTTERCREAM RECIPE:
Thanks guys for tuning in! I hope this was useful for you- I have had many people ask me how to create white icing- This is by far the easiest way, without using raw egg. Yes, you will more than likely be compromising on taste, as you can imagine vegetable shortening and icing sugar isn’t the best tasting thing, even if you try to mask it with vanilla essence. This is why I used it just as decoration for the outside and I also let my client know that this would be the case. Another random note here, the 10 inch cake actually fed 80 people coffee serve size….. This was news to me considering I was under the impression it wouldn’t feed more than 60 from previous experience. She took the top tier home untouched! lol so just as a heads up, different venues will cut the cake differently and this will affect the serving amount. But I made this cake to feed 90 — I always make them slightly larger to ensure everyone gets fed… better cake left over than not enough cake!—Just thought that might be useful information for those looking to make this for a wedding
Thanks again my lovelies! I will see you again next week for another cake decorating adventure!
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