Buttercream Help

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micaelasmami Posted 3 May 2009 , 7:42pm
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How do I get a nice cream colored buttercream and how can I make sure it's nice and smooth when I spread it on? Any answers would be greatly appreciated.

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cylstrial Posted 4 May 2009 , 12:47am
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I use the Buttercream Dream recipe that is in recipe section. It's a pretty ivory color and tastes delicious. Sometimes, I dip a spatula in super hot water, wipe it off and then smooth the cake. Repeating the sequence as necessary.

Hope this helps!

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tonedna Posted 4 May 2009 , 12:54am
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This is how I get mine smooth..





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tonedna Posted 4 May 2009 , 12:54am
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This is how I get mine smooth..





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cylstrial Posted 4 May 2009 , 12:55am
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Edna! I saw that another one of your cakes was in Mailbox News this month! Congrats again!!

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micaelasmami Posted 4 May 2009 , 10:14am
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thank you both very much for the tips. Edna, do you do your crumb coat in the same way as you ice your cake? and do you let the crumb coat chill in the fridge? if so how long? Can I use the papertowel technique on wilton buttercream recipe? Sorry so many questions........

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tonedna Posted 4 May 2009 , 5:56pm
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I didnt know cylstrial!..Haven't got mine yet!..Thanks!


mica..I do my crumbcoat exactly the same way and the I put it in the fridge so it cools down. And yes the Wilton recipe is good for this. If your towel is sticking it might be cause your icing is too soft.
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micaelasmami Posted 5 May 2009 , 12:13am
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Thank you so much! I am going to try these tips when I make a cake on Thursday for one of my former students. I'll post a pic- I hope that I ice the cake as smooth as Edna's! icon_biggrin.gif

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tonedna Posted 5 May 2009 , 1:24am
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Just remember, practice will make perfect..Have fun!
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