What Icing Is Best When Icing A Square Cake????

Decorating By rvercher23 Updated 31 Aug 2008 , 9:25pm by rvercher23

rvercher23 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 3:02pm
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I had two events this weekend and both cakes were square. I always have trouble when doing square cakes. After starting it seems that my icing gets soft and then doesnt hold up. I use sugarshacks icing....Which I love, but I am wondering if there is a different icing out there that is easier to work with that makes doing a square cake any easier. I have seen alot of peoples cake that they used IMBC and it looked great, is that the way to go...Please help, I have a 4 tier square coming up this week!!!

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BabyBear3 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 3:07pm
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I don't use a different icing for my square cakes I just take a little extra time to make the corners.

I know somewhere on here there is an article or forum post about how to make crisp corners. But I just use my usual butter cream.

rvercher23 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 3:16pm
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It's not that I have a probelm getting crisp corners, I just can't get the icing to work right for me. After working with it for a little while, it gets soft and doesnt hold it's shape. Then the cake starts to get too moist, and starts falling apart. And the icing gets crumbs in it.

indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 5:57pm
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what recipe are you using?

rvercher23 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:13pm
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Sugar shacks icing

luelue1971 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:21pm
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Do you have Sugarshacks buttercream dvd? She shows you how to get the crisp corners on the square cake.

kello Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:39pm
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I've had simular problems too. The rest of the cake is great, but the icing doesn't seem to want to stick to the corners. It always comes off! I can always see the cake underneath....any help with that?

nickshalfpint Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:48pm
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This helped me SOOOOOO much. Her frosting is awesome too! HTH


nickshalfpint Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:53pm
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This helped me SOOOOOO much. Her frosting is awesome too! HTH


rvercher23 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 9:25pm
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maybe I should get sugarshacks cd

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