Tips For Crisp Edges W/buttercream?

Decorating By MissyV Updated 17 Jul 2008 , 1:08am by wjmonte

MissyV Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 8:14pm
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Making square cakes (what WAS I thinking?) and having a terrible time making them look truly square! Any tips?

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PinkZiab Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 8:22pm
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I always refrigerate my cakes before smoothing. Makes it easier to make corners/edges you could practically cut yourself on lol. I don't use am American/crusting buttercream though, so I have no idea how that would work.

missmeg Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 8:55pm
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Here's a tutorial to help with square cakes: It's very much a "practice makes perfect" kind of thing.

SeriousCakes Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 8:58pm
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Here's a video showing how I do it icon_biggrin.gif :

indydebi Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 9:10pm
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Here's thread with pics on how I do the corners ...

As mentioned above, using refrigerated or partially frozen cakes helps a LOT when doing edges/corners.

Price Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 9:16pm
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Sugarshack has the sharpest corners I've ever seen. She has a DVD that will show you how she works her magic!

wjmonte Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:08am
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missy, you simply must get sugarshack's bc dvd !!! i have square cakes now!!! Bench scrapper, hot h2o who woulda thought!!!

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