How Do I Make Buttercream Icing Look Smooth

Decorating By shelanar Updated 13 Aug 2008 , 12:58am by luelue1971

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shelanar Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 11:54pm
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I don't like the taste of fondant. I am new to making cakes and I always get cracks or blimishes with buttercream. How do I make it more smooth?

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indydebi Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:25am
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Melvira Method all the way! http://cakecentral.com/article83-Quick--Easy-Smooth-Icing-Using-a-Roller-Melvira-Method.html

I'd been making cakes for better than 20 years before I found this method .... how did I EVER manage without knowing this little secret! Every cake made ever since has been smoothed the Melvira way!!

You'll never go back.....I swear!!

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BabyBear3 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:49am
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I TOTALLY AGREE! I used the roller for a wedding cake recently and I will NEVER go back to traditional spatula and viva paper towels icon_smile.gif

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kakeladi Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:57am
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It sounds like your icing recipe is too stiff.
Search for SugarShack's B'cream recipe.
It is almost fail-proof icon_smile.gif
Then get her DVD. Can't invest in anything better!

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luelue1971 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:58am
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Get Sugarshack's dvd AMAZING!!!

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