Icing Smooth Full Ball Cake

Decorating By pirogilady Updated 15 Dec 2008 , 4:48pm by pirogilady

pirogilady Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:10pm
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Can anyone suggest techniques to ice a full ball cake SMOOTHLY? I see perfect smooth iced or fondant covered full ball cakes- for heads of a baby or for general ball shaped cake, but i can't seem to rid of fine lines if I ice with buttercream. and of course trying to cover with fondant- it will still show thru imperfections. Thank you so much everyone! love this website!!!!

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torysgirl87 Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:13pm
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Try Melvira' method on this site (the foam paint roller) and a viva paper towel. This always works great for me.

cakesdivine Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:17pm
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Take a corner of a parchment triangle and cut it off about 5 inches. Using the straight edge work from the bottom up lightly "scraping" the icing. Make sure the buttercream is not crusted. Then if you are using a crusting buttercream allow it to dry then use the Viva papertowel method of smoothing it further.

pirogilady Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:48pm
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thank you both- I have done the melvira method but was afraid to apply it to a full ball cake, and will try the parchment paper too. sounds a bit scary but worth it icon_smile.gif
thank you!!

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