Get Butter Cream Icing Smooth

Decorating By Amy33 Updated 5 Oct 2008 , 12:48pm by indydebi

Amy33 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:15pm
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every time i try to ice my cake i can never get it perfectly smooth...any ideas...i'm a beginner and really would love some help. One time i did come close but the frosting was too weak and my border FELL OFF the cake.

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showersfamily4 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:31pm
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Sharon Sugarshack has the most successful method I have seen. She sells a DVD called "Perfecting the Art of Buttercream" which is really, really good. You can check out her website at www.sugaredproductions.

mcdonald Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:35pm
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You can do a search in the forum section and finds TONS of discussions on this!!! It goes from the certain types of icing that people use to the tools that they use. You can try some of these links... I do suggest you do a search and you will find a wealth of information here!!!

Welcome to cake central!!

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-1353-smoothing.html+buttercream

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-8964-smoothing.html+buttercream

becklynn Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:39pm
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I have to agree with showersfamily4 - Sharon's Buttercream DVD has saved my life! Well worth the money!! Her other 2 DVD's (Flawless Fondant & Successful Stacking) are great too!

becklynn Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:40pm
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I have to agree with showersfamily4 - Sharon's Buttercream DVD has saved my life! Well worth the money!! Her other 2 DVD's (Flawless Fondant & Successful Stacking) are great too!

Mencked Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:40pm
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I second the Sugarshack DVD suggestion--It will truly be the best money you will ever spend on any cake decorating anything!! I've decorated for 5-6 years now, bought the DVDs just a month or 2 ago and I can not tell you how I regret all of the frustrating hours I have wasted trying to get BC smooth, when all it took was using Sugarshack's methods--look at her BC cakes--they are flawless and you can achieve that same look, no kidding!!! (Just check out my pics and you will be able to see the amazing difference!) Welcome to CC and best of luck to you. This is a wonderful place for advice, ideas and encouragement!

indydebi Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 12:48pm
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I'm a total convert and believer in Melvira's method http://cakecentral.com/article83-Quick--Easy-Smooth-Icing-Using-a-Roller-Melvira-Method.html

I just discovered this method about a year ago and I can't believe I struggled thru 25 years of icing smoothing without knowing this cool little trick!!

You need to use a crusting icing for it. Here's mine: http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6992-Indydebis-Crisco-Based-Buttercream-Icing.html .. It crusts very well, holds up in heat and humidity and I have never had melting icing with it. What I will do is ice one cake ... set it aside ... ice the next cake ... and by then the first cake is ready to Melvira.

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