Friday, March 16, 2012

Buttercream Icing Transfer - Happy St. Patrick's Day

baked and decorated by Me
I am Irish (at least, from Irish descent) and have always celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Not necessarily out in the bars, but it is always a date that I try and mark somehow.

This year, I decided to surprise my guys with a shamrock cake. Being that I am not super talented when it comes to carving cakes, I decided to try a buttercream icing transfer.  

So, my first step was to dirty ice my cake.  Then I placed it in the freezer; I traced my shamrock design onto wax paper, used a round tip to outline and fill in, then smoothed it out. 

I only left it in the freezer for about an hour. Towards the end of that hour, I covered my dirty iced cake with the rest of my buttercream. When that was done, I took out my shamrock, placed it onto the cake and peeled away the waxed paper.

I was really happy with how it turned out given it was a first attempt from me. Next time I will make sure to smooth it out a little bit more.  
I hope the boys are as happy with it tomorrow night as I am!

While it was


  1. It looks great :) I love it.

    Is it green on the inside too?

  2. It is a chocolate cake, with a layer of green cream filling

  3. This one is really looking one of delicious and impressive featured cake. I am authentically crazy to see this one. The conception and information of this post really makes me crazy about it. It's truly mind blowing. Thanks for sharing.


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