I like to think that I am the beginners teacher.
My expertise comes mainly in the form of creating really great recipes, so decorating is not my strong point in comparison to the unbelievable art work cakes I see being made everyday!
But this basketweave cake is a good starting place for those who are just starting out in the cake decorating world.
I always say: “You can’t build a house on a shaky foundation” so once you have mastered the very basics of cake building; from crumb coating to piping borders and making buttercream flowers.
You can then move on to the techniques like like basketweave and then combine all of those skills into one really beautiful cake like this one!
Now of course you will have to master the technique of Buttercream Rose making, and that will definitely take some practice, but I have a pretty in-depth video tutorial for helping you along!
The really great thing about the building on recipes theory is that you can prepare all of your recipes ahead of time (unless of course it is a whipped cream perishable filling) but for the most part you can get all of this stuff ready early in the week for a weekend event (yes the freezer is my best friend) and as you see in the video below you can build this basketweave cake for beginners in less than 15 minutes!