A friend of mine was mentioing that i should try using a crusty buttercream. So i am able to smooth the icing? i have a few questions about this.
1) can you cover the whole cake with a crusty buttercream, or is it best to do the crumb coat with it, then do the final coat bith a butterbream?
2) do you know where i can find a crusty buttercream recipe?
Whether or not buttercream crusts is determined by the shortening to sugar ratio. You can definitely use a crusting buttercream on your cake and I don't know why you would worry about it for the crumbcoat since it will be covered up anyway. I suck at smoothing so I use a crusting recipe for everything - filling dam, crumbcoat, final coat, decorations.
There are a lot of recipes on here - just do a recipe search for 'crusting buttercream' and you should have more than you know what to do with.
The buttercream dream recipe on this site is a great crusting buttercream recipe. I use it all the time, with a few adjustments. I cover the entire cake with it and it is great!