Cali4Dawn's Leveling Technique

Decorating By Skylar Updated 29 Mar 2005 , 4:28pm by m0use

Skylar Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 5:57pm
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I just tried Dawn's leveling technique on my cupcakes for the first time. When I lifted the cutting board off of the cupcakes, they stuck to the board. I got them off, but it did take the top layer off the cupcake. I know this won't show once I ice them, but how can I keep them from sticking next time? By the way, it leveled them perfectly and easily!Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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Mchelle Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 6:08pm
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maybe try wax paper of parchment paper over the cupcakes and then whatever you are using to weight it down

MrsMissey Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 6:10pm
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..or how about dusting the cutting board with powdered sugar?

thecakemaker Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 6:31pm
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I use a cutting board and a paper towel. The paper towel keeps the cake/cupcakes from sticking to the cutting board.


cakeconfections Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 6:42pm
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I have not tried the paper towel method yet, but have done wax paper. I would recommend the paper towel, because the cake stuck to the wax paper.

thecakemaker Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 6:45pm
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I haven't had any problems with anything sticking to the paper towel.


GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 24 Mar 2005 , 10:40pm
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Paper towel!! Woo-Hoo!!

tcturtleshell Posted 25 Mar 2005 , 5:18am
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I do the same thing that cakemaker does. Never had the first problem~

m0use Posted 25 Mar 2005 , 1:24pm
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I like your new avatar cali4dawn! Glad to see you back here!

diane Posted 25 Mar 2005 , 1:27pm
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i just pictured that in my mind and had to laugh!! icon_lol.gif i did the same thing! icon_cool.gif btw, cali4dawn, love your new avatar!! icon_biggrin.gif

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 25 Mar 2005 , 4:34pm
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That was a gift from someone wonderful on this board. I don't want to say who in case she doesn't want to be bombarded with requests.

Skylar Posted 28 Mar 2005 , 2:42pm
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Thanks so much! I'll definitely try the paper towels next time!!! icon_biggrin.gif

momsandraven Posted 29 Mar 2005 , 3:54pm
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Okay, since we've mentioned paper towels now, I've heard mention of people smoothing their buttercream frosting with paper towels. Do you wait until the frosting 'sets' or do it right away? I've been quite curious about this! TIA!

m0use Posted 29 Mar 2005 , 4:28pm
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I've heard mention of people smoothing their buttercream frosting with paper towels. Do you wait until the frosting 'sets' or do it right away?

Wait until your frosting sets- also known as crusting over. If you don't, your icing with get all messed up and stick to the paper towel or wax paper or parchament paper or whatever it is you are using to get a smooth finish.

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