How do I get my BC icing really smooth like the professional bakeries... The lady that makes our family cakes always has the icing SO SMOOTH, and it's BC, because the fondant looks so pretty but it doesnt taste as goos as the BC. Any tips would be GREAT!! Shelli
here are my tips: ( i do not sift)
ha is interesting is that they usually take icing from a bucket and it is smooth in about a minute. And it is usually a non crusting recipe. I wonder how they do it? I do like soft icings but you cannot use Viva on them.
Sugarshacks Bc is awesome.. watch the video.
It turns out great !
Practice. I use IMBC. It does not crust. I use a plastic bowl I use a plastic bowl scraper to smooth the icing. It takes practice, practice, practice. I can now smooth a cake very quickly, but that is after working at a bakery for over a year and icing 40+ cakes a day. There really is no substitute for lots of practice!
if you can mix the icing a day in advance...then remix it SLOW the next day...that usually makes it silky smooth...i usually don't have time to do this anymore.
an icing tip is useful too...
Sugarshack video is great. I am a strictly SMBC user, and I can use SS method until the computer paper and Viva towels. It does take practice though, for sure. A lot. I have room for improvement, and probably always will!
The way I make my icing, and with my ingredients, I can make a batch, cover tightly with plastic wrap and cover and store for a week or 2 or even freeze. when I am ready to use it, it is as smooth as silk and airless as the moment I made it. NO need to rewhip. look here for a pic of soome made way ahead and not rewhipped:
I just simply make a batch of icing that will be sure to cover the paddle attachment on my kitchen aid mixer. It always comes out smooth.