Misting With Water

Decorating By Arriva Updated 5 Apr 2008 , 2:22pm by kakeladi

Arriva Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 3:18am
post #1 of 5

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?

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smbegg Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 4:57am
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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.


JoanneK Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 5:17am
post #3 of 5

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.

beachcakes Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 1:29pm
post #4 of 5

I tried it too and didn't care for it either. It made the colored icing blotchy.

kakeladi Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 2:22pm
post #5 of 5

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.

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