Buttercream

Decorating By sugarcheryl Updated 18 Jun 2008 , 12:25am by tracey1970

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sugarcheryl Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 4:52pm
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I know this question probably has been ask so many times but I look at the cakes that use buttercream how do you get it to almost like fondant. I've gotten better but I want it smooth. For the longest I stayed away from buttercream and did fondant but not everyone like fondant. icon_sad.gif

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mindywith3boys Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 4:56pm
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I use a bench scraper to get it as smooth as possible, then after it crusts a little I use Viva paper towels laid across and smooth with my hands first then with a fondant smoother (same on the sides) and then to finish off I do the same thing with computer printer paper.

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sugarcheryl Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 5:29pm
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Thanks. The scraper did help but that paper towel left the imprint and do you just use the paper towel on top?

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mindywith3boys Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 5:33pm
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You have to use Viva with no texture or print. It's just plain. And yes, you do the sides the same way.

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sugarcheryl Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 6:53pm
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Okay I will try it thanks.

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kerri729 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 8:41pm
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I use the scraper, and after it crusts, use the Melvira Method, or use a clean white sheet of computer paper- I always use BC, and it comes out fairly smooth, just make sure it is crusted well before using the paper or roller (Melvira).
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tracey1970 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 12:25am
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I also use both the computer paper method and the Melvira method on different cakes, depending on what I feel like that day.

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