Laurie, AKA, The Icing Artist, is a YouTuber with a popular baking channel. Her 4.5 million subscribers love her style of taking us along for the ride – mistakes included! Laurie is a bright ray of sunshine and isn’t afraid to mess up and then teach us how to fix it.
In today’s video, this talented baker shows us how she turned two chocolate cakes from her local grocery store into an incredible wedding cake. Seems impossible, right? Stick around and see how she does it!
Laurie starts by scraping all the frosting from the top of the cake and placing it in a bowl to use for later. Next, she cuts out a template from parchment paper and then uses it to cut out cake rounds from the original rectangular cake. Now, before you worry about the excess cake, we won’t let it go to waste! There are lots of recipes that use cake crumbs, including cake pops! Of course, you can always just eat the leftover cake with a spoon. No judgment here! Once the shapes are cut, it’s time to stack!
The cake Laurie is going for is rather tall, which means it should be tiered. Otherwise, the cake top will get too heavy and likely crumble. Tiering is easy! Just cut some cardboard to the shape of your cake, place on top of the later, and then add the next layer. All this does is add extra support for the structure of your cake.
Once that’s taken care of, it’s time to frost! Like always, we’ll start with a crumb layer of frosting. let the cake set and cool in the fridge for a few minutes before applying a thicker coat of frosting all over. Now, you can leave it like this, add some more frosting, some decor, etc., or you can go the extra mile like Laurie does.
She printed out an edible image (made from fondant) and wrapped it around the sides of the cake. She then went over the details with edible gold leaf paint. Finally, Laurie topped the cake with some silk flowers. Just look at this masterpiece!