How Do You Smooth The Top Of A Sheet Cake?

Decorating By mcdonald Updated 22 Jan 2009 , 8:19pm by indydebi

mcdonald Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 3:28pm
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I have always had problems smoothing the top of a sheet cake. The surface is so large that my "tools" that I use always end up with a crease or a line where I have smoothed. Do you just have to use the same pressure each "swipe" you make??

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tiggy2 Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 3:58pm
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Get it as smooth as you can then use the melvira roller method (found in the articles on the home page). I also use the viva method with a fondant smoother after I use the roller. sugarshack also has DVD that is excellent "Perfecting the Art of Buttercream". Her website is http://www.sugaredproductions.com/buttercreamdvd.html HTH

prterrell Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 4:04pm
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I use a large plastic bowl scraper and go over the top very lightly to get rid of any "creases" or lines.

mcdonald Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 6:34pm
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thanks guys.. I'll give the Melvira method a try on the sheet cake. I use it on my other cakes.. don't know why I didn't think of that.. DUH!!

KHalstead Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 6:40pm
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definitely do the "melvira method" you can look at my photos I get a ton of sheetcake orders and they're all VERY smooth thanks to that technique, don't know how I lived without it~!

indydebi Posted 22 Jan 2009 , 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

definitely do the "melvira method" you can look at my photos I get a ton of sheetcake orders and they're all VERY smooth thanks to that technique, don't know how I lived without it~!




Ditto!!

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