Has anyone tried the icing method where you ice a top, put on parchment paper then flip it over to do the sides. Looks like you get such a nice flat top and defined edges. I'm interested in trying and just wondered who else might have tried it. I believe I saw a tutorial for it on this site.
Never heard of it but would like to know more about it though
I just tried it with my wedding cake yesterday. They tops were flat and the edges very sharp, but I still have to work on smoothing the sides!
I might give it go tonight, seeing as though if i'm not using fondant i cant get a level surface no matter how hard i try.
It seems easy enough.
Ok... I posted the pic in the gallery. I didn't realize it until this picture, but the round edges are super sharp. I hope I don't have to do buttercream again, but if I do, I'll deffinatly do this again!
peacockplace ~ I saw your BC edges, PERFECT! So this is how you did it...what about the bigger sizes, was it a bit more difficult? (beautiful cake BTW!)
jscakes, Thanks! I'm really happy with how the edges turned out. It worked pretty well with the 12" round. I didn't do it with the 14" square because I was in a rush. I like the effect on the rounds... I'll deffinatly do it again! I love this place for all the great ideas!
The cake looks great! Really sharp. I'm going to have to try this on my next cake.
Your cake looks beautiful! I definitely want to try it! I tend to use buttercream most of the time because I really do not like the taste of fondant! Great job!
Your cake is gorgeous. I'm going to try it tonight on a cake that I have to do for class.
Thanks you all for the compliments! Good luck to everyone who's giving it a try. Hope it works out for all of you too!
Great cake Kristy! I've always wanted to try the upside down technique. Several posts have been made on this. A lot of people thought it took to long. What is your opinion on the time thing Kristy? To me anything that gets me away from trying to get those edges sharp is worth it!!
I'm doing a 8" & 12" Strawberry Shortcake for Sat. I think I will try that method too! Of course I will post it even if it's horrilbe!!
I does take a while, but I spend so much time trying to get the edges right that it might save time! I think the trick is to get two going at once. When one goes into the freezer ( I use the freezer because I use the all shortning recipe) then start the next one and trade them out. You can also use this time to mix up the colored frosting you need or clean up the kitchen.
Tina, Good luck with the DOS! Sorry I can't be there!!!!
I love the Up-Side-Down method. It does take a while, but is worth the time. I have no problem with the large sheet cakes. The edges are trully sharp and easy to do borders.
I used this last night, worked real well, but my "newness" to this made it seem a bit harder. Need to practise with sides, dont think i did it thick enough.
Wooo Hooo! I love this Place, I usually dont ever post in here because I am TOO busy READING and getting so many great Ideas. I can't wait to Try the upside down frosting, I bet it would work wonders on the square cakes too.. Thanks for the Ideas!
I use it all the time for sheet and round cakes.
I'm dying to try it now!!!
I tried it! and man oh man, why didn't I do it sooner(duh). It was so much easier and I had nice crisp edges. I even shared it with my cake decorating class.
When I tried this I liked how the top edges looked but I couldn't get the sides even. I seemed like I kept scraping too much off the bottom (well really the top since it was upside down). What kid of spatulas are you using to get the sides really even. I've heard of the spakling blade (like for plaster) but it had a rounded edge and I couldn't keep it straight up and down. Is this making any sense? I need to try this method again.
I'm heading to the hardware store on my lunch hour tomorrow! My biggest trouble is the edges. I hope this helps some!
I am going to use it tomorrow. I told my husband I have an itch to make a cake. We just got back from vacation and it's been a month since I've made one. Thank you for sharing. I'll let you all know how it comes out for me.