I am having a heck of a time getting my corners on square cakes to look good. It seems like i spend more time on that than anywhere else on the cake. Sometimes, when i go back over the corners to try to smoothe them down, it will actually pull the icing away from the cake. I always frost room temp cakes, and i thin my BC a little to make it smooth easier. Does anyone have any tips for me??
I would love some tips in this area as well. I have a hard time getting them smooth, just like the OP.
Get sugarshacks BC DVD and you'll have the smoothest corners you've ever seen. www.sugaredproductions.com Her DVDs are the best I have ever seen and very inespensive.
serious_cakes has a youtube video on how she gets her corners done.
Here's a link to SeriousCakes video on you tube showing how she puts BC on square cakes:
Hope it's helpful for you!
I use my bench scraper to get all sides as straight as possible. Then I take 2 scrapers and just draw them straight up, starting at the bottom corner. You just make a sharp corner with the 2 scrapers and lay them gently to the bottom of the corner, and go straight up. Your goal is not to take off a lot of icing, just to make a sharp corner.
I use spakling scrapers. They come in all sizes, I use the smallest. Works for me. As with anything, it takes practice.
I've been having problems with straight corners on sheet cakes for years. If I cant get it to work I just pipe a shell down the corner to cover it up. Works for me!
I just thought of this, use your square pans upside down and practice on those corners, that way there is no pressure on you to finish the cake.