Smoothing With A Sponge

Decorating By vincenta Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 2:52am by xstitcher

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vincenta Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 2:28am
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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.

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xstitcher Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 2:45am
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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.

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xstitcher Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 2:52am
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Here you go, these video's are also by member's here on CC:

tonedna (Edna):




All 3 of these ladies also have their icing recipes on youtube as well.

HTH!

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