How to pipe a scalloped buttercream cake

How to pipe a scalloped buttercream cake

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Danielle Wood

This is such a pretty technique; it takes a bit of time but is easier than it looks. I prefer to use meringue-based buttercream as it requires quite a large batch to cover the whole cake and meringue-based buttercream has a lighter texture than regular buttercream.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
meringue-based buttercream

Method

  1. Start with a crumb-coated, chilled cake. To build up the scalloped effect, pipe small rounds with your icing tip at a 90- degree angle, starting with a circle following the edge of the top of the cake.
  2. Each time you complete a circle of rounds on the top of the cake, or a line of rounds down the side of the cake, use a clean, dry palette knife to taper out each round from left to right. Continue piping, overlapping with the previous circle or line. Finish with a single round in the centre of the cake and lines of rounds down the side.
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