Urgent!!! Out Of Viva

Decorating By travelingcakeplate Updated 17 Oct 2008 , 10:54pm by kandu001

travelingcakeplate Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 11:56pm
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Hey Ladies--

As luck would have it, I am out of Viva paper towels. icon_mad.gif

Can I just use computer paper to smoothe my cake?



8 replies
kakeladi Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 12:09am
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I beleive Sharon (SugarShack) does.
Do youhave other paper towels? Does it matter if there is a pattern on it? Many times I use other brands (el cheapo). Some of them will leavemore of a pattern/print when one side is used compared to little pattern on the other side. Just experiment.

Sweetstuff2 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 12:41am
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Computer paper works just as well, if not better!, than Viva towels.

Bossy Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 12:49am
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I've used wax paper as well.

indydebi Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 12:52am
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wax paper and parchment paper works well, too.

travelingcakeplate Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 1:02am
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Thanks guys! As always you have all the answers!


kellertur Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 2:23am
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Originally Posted by travelingcakeplate

Hey Ladies--

As luck would have it, I am out of Viva paper towels. icon_mad.gif

What are Viva paper towels? Is this a brand name? Why does this brand work? I've been too embarassed to ask this question ~ but now I'm thinking it's untextured????? ~ thanks for not laughing out loud. icon_redface.gif

alidpayne Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 2:45am
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K2cakes, Yes, Viva is a brand name. They are untextured as you assumed. They are usually used to avoid the pattern transfer onto the buttercream.

Most supermarkets here in the states sell them, even the Dollar General store near me has them. Not sure where you are located, they might be harder to find overseas.

kandu001 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 10:54pm
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I always use parchment paper to do my smoothing. I think it works well! Good Luck! princess.gif

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