How Do I?

Decorating By mandy1978 Updated 5 May 2009 , 5:15pm by tonedna

mandy1978 Posted 3 May 2009 , 1:57am
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How do I get my frosting so smooth?

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cakebaker1957 Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:02am
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Practice practice, I still have troubles .make sure your icing is not real thick, i think theres a tutral here some where

JenniferMI Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:51am
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I smooth with a hot, bent spatulla. There are lots of ways to smooth... Some use a bench scraper...some paper towel and a fondant smoother...some typing paper...

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Angie1968 Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:36am
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I use the Viva paper towels. They have always worked for me. Be sure to let the icing crust a little while before beginning to smooth.

poohsmomma Posted 3 May 2009 , 12:21pm
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First of all, you've got to start with a great icing recipe...I think Indydebi's is the best. It is soooooooooo smooth, and spreads like a dream. It crusts nicely, and then I use the VIVA method to make sure it looks good.

ninatat Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:39pm
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can you guide me towards her receipe i'm looking for a butter cream that is not so sweet, i've tried the wilton and it's way to sweet, i had some from a bakery that is wonderful, you could eat it with a spoon. Thanks

Mme_K Posted 3 May 2009 , 5:21pm
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bakermommy4 Posted 3 May 2009 , 5:29pm
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

First of all, you've got to start with a great icing recipe...I think Indydebi's is the best. It is soooooooooo smooth, and spreads like a dream. It crusts nicely, and then I use the VIVA method to make sure it looks good.




I second that motion...it's all in the icing recipe. If you've got an airy icing you'll never be able to smooth out the air once on the cake. Well, I mean for me, I can never smooth out air with a hot spatula, bench scraper....blowtorch...sandpaper...lol...that's just me though...i guess i'm just not that skilled yet.

tonedna Posted 3 May 2009 , 5:33pm
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This is how I do it..




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grammynan Posted 3 May 2009 , 5:35pm
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In a pinch I've used computer paper to smooth icing instead of Viva paper towels (after it crusted)! I was surprised how well it worked!

Mme_K Posted 3 May 2009 , 6:46pm
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I've found parchment paper and a fondant smoother work well, once the icing has crusted.

kandu001 Posted 3 May 2009 , 7:04pm
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I love the viva paper towel method. I used to use parchment paper, but found that it doesn't absorbe any grease, so it would sometimes stick or slide, but viva is wonderful!!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 3 May 2009 , 7:10pm
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Don't forget.........there's always the Melvira Method, too! icon_biggrin.gif

Just check out the Articles section if you're not sure about of what I'm speaking.

ninatat Posted 5 May 2009 , 3:52pm
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Thanks for the receipt, i start my class tonight i'm so excited, i've been practicing alot. i like edna's videos, is there templets i can print like her daisy on this site?

tonedna Posted 5 May 2009 , 5:15pm
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You can find those templets on the wilton books.. but you can try and make your own. Is a circle and you can make the lines by folding itin halfs until you get all the lines you want.
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