How Do You Smooth Soft Bc On A Half Ball?

Decorating By Kiddiekakes Updated 29 Jun 2009 , 5:36pm by mandyloo

Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 3:50pm
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I am doing a R2D2 cake this week and I am using BC instead of fondant.I use the WBH soft whipped bakery BC also it is very easy to smooth round cakes but how do I do a half ball? Is there a trick? Do I just keep spinning the turntable and move my spatulas gradually up? I just want it as smooth as possible and I can't use papertowel as the icing is too soft.

Can anyone share their tips?


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ybeal Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 4:21pm
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When I've done it I go from the top down, on a turntable. But I've always used the viva papertowel to get it extra smooth in the end because it's hard to get icing on a round cake smooth with a sharp edged tool.

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notjustcakes Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 4:27pm
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Is your frosting a crusting buttercream? If you could get it "set", maybe put in the freezer for a few minutes, then maybe the viva papertowel method would work

jammjenks Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 5:24pm
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My recipe isn't too soft, so I use the Melvira method to smooth it out.

If that won't work for you, maybe this will:


mandyloo Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

My recipe isn't too soft, so I use the Melvira method to smooth it out.

If that won't work for you, maybe this will:





Funny, that video was the first thing that came to my mind as well. Looks like you beat me to it. icon_razz.gif
I hope it works for her!

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