Am making a Batman cake for my grandson and would prefer not to use the star method of covering it - I saw one here which was beautiful and it was smoothed over by using a sponge. Would you cover the cake in buttercream and then smooth it over with the sponge? And is there a special sponge that you would use.
Thanks for any ideas.
Smoothing it with a patternless paper towel works best, Viva makes these that's why you may see the Viva Method mentioned when smoothing bc. You can also use wax/parchment or clean computer paper. There are a couple of youtube videos that show you how to do this. I would also recommend getting Sugarshack's" Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD.
I'll go and look for those youtube videos for you and post them here.
Here you go, these video's are also by member's here on CC:
All 3 of these ladies also have their icing recipes on youtube as well.