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.
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.
Thanks. The scraper did help but that paper towel left the imprint and do you just use the paper towel on top?
You have to use Viva with no texture or print. It's just plain. And yes, you do the sides the same way.
Okay I will try it thanks.
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).
I also use both the computer paper method and the Melvira method on different cakes, depending on what I feel like that day.