Smoothing Buttercream...

Decorating By lane52403 Updated 16 Jul 2008 , 5:50pm by SweetPea0613

lane52403 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:00pm
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Can anyone give me some tips/secrets/tricks to getting perfectly smooth buttercream? I want to make a cake for my husband and he isn't crazy about fondant, but I need a very smooth base for the cake I want to make. I thought I'd heard something before about paper towels and computer paper, but I can't quite remember what. Thanks for any and all help you can give me.

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FunnyCake Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:05pm
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You can use VIVA papel towel and smooth like fondant. There is a tutorial here and another one on You Tube. I can't remember the title, sorry.

debra15 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:17pm
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you can dip your knife in hot water,shake it off and smooth your cake.you may have this do this several times to get as smooth as you like.

jammjenks Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:19pm
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Tonedna has a great video on youtube that will help you.


BlueRoseCakes Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:24pm
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You have to try the foam roller method, I'll see if I can find the old thread on it. It works like a dream. The first time I used it on a sheet cake, my husband walked by, stopped, walked back, and said, "Wow, that frosting is smooth!"

BlueRoseCakes Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:31pm
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sugarshack Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 5:33pm
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here are 2 of my links that might help:


indydebi Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 11:47am
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melvira method all the way, baby!! you'll never use anything else again!

SweetPea0613 Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 5:50pm
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I started using the cake icer tip(just bought it and i love it)

And i'll ice the whole cake with it then smooth the icing with a spatula...THEN.....I'll spray the cake with a spray bottle filled with water, of course....and smooth againg with spatula...adding water as needed

Just a little trick my wilton instructor showed me...and it totally works!!!

Good luck! icon_biggrin.gif

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