Okay, a while back someone told me that one method to get really smooth buttercream is to mist the cake with water and smooth with a spatula. I did a search on You Tube and I found a video showing someone doing that. Does anyone here use that method -- or ever heard of it?
That would make me nervous to even try. Since BC is all fat, I would think that it would just scoot around the cake.
I mist to apply fondant to bc to get it to stick.
I tried it once but I didn't care for the way it worked out. The water doesn't really mix with the icing. It stays on tops and when it dries the water just goes away.
I like the roller method much better.
I tried it too and didn't care for it either. It made the colored icing blotchy.
It definately is an acceptable method. I've done it in the past but since going to the icer tip and bench scraper to smooth I don't need it.
Yes, it will leave colored icing splotchy and can leave shiney spots on white b'cream.