I have a hate/hate relationship with buttercream. I scour the Internet, I read, watch YouTube videos, change up my buttercream recipes over and over, and I still can't make a nice, smooth cake (which is probably why I have yet to attempt a wedding cake. if I can't make it perfectly smooth, what's the point?)
I purchased some $2 angel food loaves from Walmart to practice on. The first time, I tried making the buttercream as smooth as possible. You can blow up the pictures to see. I can't get the edges right and it's frustrating.
I decided to practice roses while I was at it, but my buttercream was to soft and the petals kept rippling.
Tonight I took the second Walmart angel food cake out of the freezer to try a different buttercream recipe I found on-line.
After smoothing it as best I could, I hand-piped Jessie from Toy Story on it. I am proud of my Jessie, just cause I drew it by hand. :)
The icing is still not smooth. I don't know if I should KEEP piling more on, or what. I am so over buttercream.