5 Buttercream Tips on National Cake Decorating Day

This post is making me want to bake a cake to decorate for National Cake Decorating Day which happens to be today. When picking out cakes at my favorite bakery I always pick buttercream not only because I love the flavor on most any flavor cake but because it looks amazing after a few hours at an event or home party. making me hungry!

rustic fresh flowers

Saturday, October 3 is national cake decorating day. Owner of Vanille  and baker, Sophie Evanoff, shares some of her best buttercream cake decorating tips and photos withe me today.

5 Tips for Buttercream Cakes

  1. Rustic buttercream- Easier to accomplish than a smooth sided cake and still looks professional.
  2. Add bought décor to cover up any problem areas. For example, chocolate décor, sugar flowers.Decor
  3. Add nuts, sprinkles, chocolate curls to the side of cake, this will cover up any mishaps and don’t require a smooth finish. sprinkles
  4. Add organic fresh flowers to any cake for a simple yet elegant touch.
  5. Combed finish- Makes any cake look even and finished.

About Vanille

Founded in 2002, Vanille specializes in French-inspired artisanal pastries, desserts, and cakes. Owned and operated by Sophie Evanoff, Vanille prides itself on its premier quality and taste. From the ever-popular French macarons to the freshly baked croissants and handmade chocolates and candies, every creation shows Vanille’s true dedication to its craft. Vanille currently operates two Chicago locations; one at 2108 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park and one at the French Market located inside Ogilvie Metra Station at 131 N. Clinton Ave. A third store opens this September at 3243 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. For more information, visit http://www.vanillepatisserie.com/.

Thank you for stopping by my site today. How will you celebrate National Cake Decorating Day?  I’d love to hear from you so please comment below. 


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