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I just love the watercolor buttercream trend…I did this cake last year for a lovely couple who placed it at the bride’s table at their reception.  The dessert table included an abundance of cookies and gourmet cupcakes, but this beauty was reserved just for the wedding party…neat idea.

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The 2-tiered cake is 8″-6″, all red velvet confetti (groom’s choice) with cream cheese buttercream between the layers and white chocolate buttercream.  To get the watercolor effect, I first iced the cake in a neutral gray buttercream.  I then tinted more buttercream varying hues of blues and grays (with a touch of violet) and piped random thick horizontal stripes of it all around the cake.  With a smoothing tool (I used a bench scraper), I slowly turned the cake as I smoothed the icing out, blending the colors together.

Really quite a simple technique…the key is not to *mess* with it too much, or you lose the random look.

The bride asked me to include the small bride and groom topper (top pic), which was used by the groom’s grandmother on her wedding cake.  Cool throwback touch with the modern cake design.

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Congrats on your nuptials, Erika and Sean!!  It was an honor to make your special cake!