mylyn Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 6:28am
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Hello, I am very new to this site as I am also to decorating cakes. I have not taken any classes yet but do plan to in the future. I have come across a few cakes here that the decorators have used the "paper towel method".
Can someone please explain to me just what exactly that is and how to do it.

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melissablack Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 2:01pm
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This technique is when you ice your cake, let it crust for about 15 min, then take a Viva paper towel and smooth the icing. You can also do this with parchment paper, which is what I generally use. HTH

ntertayneme Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 2:16pm
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I use the Viva papertowels to smooth all my cakes .. I never could get one smooth with any type of spatula I used.. one of the intructors in a Wilton course I took shared with us how she used the Viva papertowels.. I practiced with that and having gone back .. wouldn't smooth my cakes any other way now icon_biggrin.gif

gotcake Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 3:52pm
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In this how to posted on this site for creating faux fondant it explains and shows you the paper towl method. Step 8 I think
http://www.cakecentral.com/article10-How-To-Create-Faux-Fondant.html
Have fun!

mylyn Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 4:49am
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Thank you all for the help thumbs_up.gif

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