I still can't master frosting a square cake. My corners always come out rounded. I also tend to pull the cake off when doing my crumb coating just at the corners. I also have issues covering square cakes in fondant. I always have this extra fold where the 2 sides meet.
Am I doomed to make round cakes forever?? Please share your tricks!
you are certainly not doomed, i had the same problems as you, and every now and then, they will come back for no reason ! lol! i always find it very hard to ice if the cake is moist, it tends to tear against the frosting. i think spending a little more time on the corners of a square cake really makes the difference, im sorry i cant tell you any better techniques.
Lorraine mckay has a tutorial on how to cover a square cake in fondant so that you dont get folds, its on youtube i think her name is aine2
Hi, here is a great tutorial from Serious Cakes,
Sugarshack's Buttercream DVD is fantastic too!
ditto on the sugarshack dvd... my square cakes are dramatically different! along with sharon's techniques, i put my cakes on a board about 1/4 in. larger than my cake size and use it as a guide for my bench scraper since i could never manage to keep it even all the way down the side!
Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD by Sugarshack gives excellent tips for frosting a square cake!
Thank you all for the suggestions, I'm definitely going to check out that DVD. THANKS!!!