I use Sharon Zambito's buttercream tips with all my cakes. However, I always have a problem with my cakes. The top of my round cakes have a wave to them.
Keep in mind this was a test cake to show my problem. Even when I do all of Sharon's smoothing Tech. I have the same problems.
Any tips is appreciated...
That is just a factor of how you are moving your becnh scraper aorund the cake. It is drifting a bit when go aorund and not keeping it a complete circle. Sometimes i do that too. and you can go back ( before it is crusted) and take off the excess with your scraper in the areas that are sticking out too far.
also, it might help to use a cake circle under the tier to butt your scraper against unsitl you get the hang of it. That will kepp it a perfect circle.
Sharon's recipe and directions are perfect - but....... this looks to me like the icing might be a bit dry so it's not smoothing quite right.
Have you tried adding *just a bit* more liquid?
This was a test cake.
The icing I used on this cake. The icing was left over icing that I had saved. It actually was smooth as silk as the original receipe. However, when I do a regular cake I have the same issues.
Someone in a previous post mentioned something about directions being easily to understand or directions are perfect....I am following directions as instructed, I guess it will take some more practice....
Thank you for your help...