Everytime I walk into a bakery,  I think two things: How does it smell this good? And how come my desserts never look like that? Well friends, after much trial and error, we’ve finally learned how to frost a cake just like the pros. Ish. With a few  tools, some patience, and loads of buttercream, you can have a beautifully smooth cake in no time at all and Elysium Productions was on hand to film. And if you’re whipping up your own? Make your buttercream a bit less “stiff” than ours. It will help the cream to spread easily and fluidly. We are learning right along side you!

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How to Frost the Perfect Cake

Materials

  • Bench scraper or anything with a flat edge
  • Ice cream scooper
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Offset Spatula

instructions

step-1Place 2-3 scoops of buttercream frosting on top of your cake and begin spreading a thin layer across with your offset spatula. Scrape off your spatula as you go to keep it even!

step-2Begin pushing the extra frosting over the corner onto the sides of your cake. Use a smaller spatula to frost the sides of your cake.

step-3Use a bench scraper at a 45 degree angle to scrape off any excess frosting from the sides. Repeat in a circular motion across the top until you have a smooth, even coat of frosting.

step-4Use a smaller knife to fix any uneven edges, and then refrigerate to set the frosting.

step-5Once the frosting has chilled, apply another 3-4 scoops of frosting to your cake. Use your large benchscraper to begin pushing frosting across the top and sides of your cake.

step-6Again, use your benchscraper to even out and smooth the buttercream. Finish with a fun embellishment!

Film: Elysium Productions  | Photography: Ruth Eileen | Design and Styling: Style Me Pretty Living

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