Icing Help!

Decorating By brookelynsmom Updated 20 Jan 2009 , 1:24pm by janelwaters

brookelynsmom Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 1:40am
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Hi everyone!
I am new to this board and I am wanting to make a B-day cake for my daughter. I am new to making cakes and I just don't want this one to flop and not have something for her party!

My question is what kind of icing/frosting should I use to get a nice professional look? I am going to make a Castle shaped cake and I just don't want all the icing to look like it's sliding off the side! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Also, what is a good trick to make a really moist cake?

I know these are "newbie" questions, but again any feedback is greatly appreciated!! icon_rolleyes.gif

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Imapirate Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 4:04am
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Buttercream is going to be the easiest to work with for a beginner. It's just like the icing from a can but tastes better. If you look around on the boards you can find tricks for getting it smooth. Then some creative piping or decorations can hide any imperfections.

JanH Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 4:35am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, brookelynsmom. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:


Everything you ever wanted to know to bake/make your 1st tiered/stacked/layer or castle cake:

(Includes cake and frosting recipes, how to smooth frosting and so much more.)

Here's a great large fairytale castle by Kathy Moore:
(With complete instructions.)


Castle cake threads:
(Tutorials, turret help and more.)



brookelynsmom Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 5:59am
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JanH Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 6:03am
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You're very welcome. icon_smile.gif

Look forward to seeing pics of your daughter's castle cake. thumbs_up.gif

janelwaters Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 1:24pm
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I just wanted to say HI!!! and Welcome to CC!! no matter your skill level you will learn so much here from the vast amount of talent and everyone here is just so nice and helpful!!

btw - there are NO STUPID questions!!!

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