Buttercream Wedding Cakes

Buttercream Wedding Cakes

Buttercream cakes are very popular as they are very tasty, and easy to make. You can easily make this cake for your friends wedding, by using the recipes given in this article.
Smooth and delicious looking buttercream cakes make for the best wedding cakes that are delicious and a treat to the eyes too. Almost all couples prefer to have buttercream wedding cakes at their wedding reception and guests are known to enjoy them thoroughly. Preparing this cake at home is easy. In case you have a wedding of a friend or a loved one coming up, or you would like to make one as surprise for your would-be spouse, there are number of recipes that you can use for this purpose.
How to Make Buttercream Cake
To make a buttercream wedding cake, begin with baking plain, non-flavored cakes in the tier size that you desire for the wedding cake and wait for it to cool down. Remember to line the baking pans with parchment paper for baking. Once it cools down, place each of the cakes on a foam-board round and refrigerate it for around 6 hours. Then, remove the firm cake from the refrigerator, place a foam-board on the top side of the cake and invert the cake with the foam-board on the base on a turntable. Split the cake into half using serrated knife and rotate using the turntable. Brush one surface of the cake half with flavored sugar syrup, using a pastry brush. Then, pipe the buttercream frosting on both the surfaces of the cake and once done replace the top layer of the cake. Repeat this for all the cakes and then place them on tiers.
Frosting Recipes
Pineapple Buttercream Frosting
Ingredients
Sugar, 1 cup
Pineapple, 1 cup
Egg yolks, 6
Water, ½ cup
Unsalted butter, softened, 2 cups
Rum, 2 tbsp.
Directions
In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring this to a boil and stir constantly. Add the pineapple once it boils and then bring to a boil again. Remove from heat, cover, and cool for 12 hours. Then, drain the syrup from the mixture and puree the pineapple. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks. In a saucepan, combine some sugar and water, bring to a boil and add the syrup to it, stirring continuously. After a while, remove this from heat and beat the syrup into the beaten egg yolks. Also beat in the butter and continue beating until the mixture cools down and add of rum to it.
French Mocha Buttercream Frosting
Ingredients
Sugar, 8 oz.
Water, 2 oz.
Egg yolks, 3
Butter softened, 10 oz.
Instant coffee, 1 ½ tbsp. dissolved in ½ oz. of water
Directions
In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring this to a boil and stir constantly until its temperature reaches 240°F. Add the egg yolks to the boiling syrup mixture and whip it continuously. Remove from the heat and continue to beat until the mixture turns thick and light. Then, whip in the butter slowly into this mixture and then beat in the coffee. Once all the ingredients have mixed well, place it in the refrigerator to firm up before using it.
The final result should be a neat looking, tasty buttercream cake, so make sure you prepare the cake with precision so that it does not appear messy. Experiment with the different cake recipes and enjoy the delicious, lip smacking treat.
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