OK extreme newbie here just wondering how get a smooth finish on a sculpted cake. I've seen some in the gallery and they are so smooth and shiny. I think one decorator said she sprays the cakes with hot water and karo syrup. Anybody ever heard of this?
I would just use a crusting buttercream. Let it crust until it doesn't stick to your finger when lightly touched, then use a Viva paper towel (without texture) and use it with the heat of your hand to smooth the icing. Best of luck with your project!
You're talking the buttercream sculpted cakes, right? Not the fondant ones? You can hot brush the cakes or use the Viva method that Lesia mentioned.
Thanks for the suggestions. Yes I was talking about buttercream. One more question. What is hot brushing?
It's like using a hot spatula, except with a fine soft brush instead. Sometimes I use a combination of the Viva and hot brushing, sometimes just the brushing, sometimes just the Viva. It depends on the look I need. You can look at my photos to see what it looks like.