hi guys... sorry if this is a silly question but it has been bugging me for a long time!
How do people get sprinkles or nuts or chocolate so neatly all around the sides of the cake?
like this: http://www.maggiemoos.com/userdata/content/images/132/sprinkle.jpg
hope the image isnt too small...
I can see the picture just fine. I was wondering the the same thing the other day.
I thought that people just picked up the cake and sprinkled them on...but I imagine that makes a pretty good mess.
Anyone have a cleaned way?
Maybe someone who works in a bakery can share.
What I've done is I tuck strips of either wax paper or parchment paper underneath the iced cake to keep the cake board clean, then take a handful of the sprinkles/nuts/whatever and gently press it onto the side of the cake. Once you've gone all the way around, carefully slide the strips of paper out from underneath the cake, trying to keep the edge that was below the cake tipped up a little to keep the sprinkles/nuts from running back towards the cake. After I clean up the board, I pipe a border. HTH
Here's another method: