Frosting a Rustic Wedding Cake

This rustic wedding cake frosting technique is beautiful and easier than it looks. Whip up your favorite batch of buttercream and get to work!



  1. Crumb coat your cake and place it in the fridge for at least an hour or freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Use the large offset palette knife to slather your cake with a thick layer of buttercream. Mine was about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Starting at the base of the cake and moving upwards, use the small offset palette knife to draw vertical lines in the cake without scraping off enough frosting that the cake shows.
  4. Place the Wilton 1M piping tip into your pastry bag and fill with buttercream. To get the design I used, I used quite a bit of continuous pressure on the bag and held it at a 45 degree angle, gently lifting and lowering the tip to get the “canned whipped cream” appearance.
  5. Top with your favorite cake topper, sprinkles, candles, or anything you can think of!

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