Smooth Buttercream

Decorating By ss4him Updated 27 Feb 2009 , 10:53pm by ss4him

ss4him Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 1:33pm
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I have a wedding cake next weekend, and they (friend of family) just decided they want buttercream instead of fondant. I never do that... I just can't get it smooth. Never had any classes or anything. Any tips you can give me? Or a tutorial to point me to? Thanks so much!

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JanH Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 1:54pm
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Everything you need to know to bake, assemble and decorate tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

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

Above thread also has popular CC methods of smoothing b/c... as well as recipes.

HTH

jammjenks Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 1:57pm
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Get it as smooth as you can and use the Melvira method. You can find instructions if you scroll down on the home page. Your bc has to be a crusting one though.

Dizzymaiden Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 2:19pm
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Yesterday I saw a youtube video on smoothing bc. It was great - I love the look of it and the taste!

Those videos are free (best part) just have to weed through some clunkers.

copy and paste this - on perfecting buttercream-if you don't like this one try another search for smoothing buttercream.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeEOMdiSkGw&feature=PlayList&p=1931122B28AFC1F0&playnext=1&index=6

JanH Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:45pm
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The Melvira Method as well as other smoothing techniques, are detailed in my above post, as well as crusting b/c recipes using either Crisco or hi-ratio shortening. icon_smile.gif

ss4him Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:53pm
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Thanks everyone. I am heading to Home Depot tonight!

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