Learning how to frost actual cakes can be really difficult, because you never manage to get a completely straight sufrace. The good thing is we can always decorate dummy cakes, or even use them to practice. Here’s a really simple and gorgeous tutorial for frosting.
You will need:
-Base Cake or Dummy Cake
-French Meringue Recipe:
- 3 egg whites room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
– Favorite food coloring, a 20 mm frosting tip, and an offset spatula.
Place egg whites in your Kitchen Aid if you have one, if not a handheld beater works just as well. Once your egg whites are frothy or snow peak, add sugar. Continue to beat at high speed until you achieve stiff peak texture. Then separate meringue into 3 even parts. Leave one white, the second one add two drops of your favorite food coloring, and for the third one add 4-5 drops of your favorite food coloring, making sure it has a much stronger color than the other one.
Start off with the white meringue for the top of the cake and for the first line of scallops. Then proceed with the lighter color and the dark color for last. To make the scallops with a 20mm frosting tip pipe a dot, with the offset spatula press down in the center of the dot and drag to the right. Once you’re done with the first, place the second one about 1- 1/2 cm from where you began the first scallop.Continue the process throught the whole cake!