Frosting A Square Cake-How To You Get The Corners So Perfect

Decorating By persephone1079 Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 5:57pm by tab_stout

persephone1079 Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:36pm
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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!

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Caths_Cakes Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:50pm
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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

bashini Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 4:56pm
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Hi, here is a great tutorial from Serious Cakes,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyKkLwTE9NE&feature=channel_page

Sugarshack's Buttercream DVD is fantastic too! icon_smile.gif

ebredhawk Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 5:08pm
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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!

http://sugaredproductions.com/buttercreamdvd.html

PuffCake Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 5:18pm
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Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD by Sugarshack gives excellent tips for frosting a square cake!

persephone1079 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 5:47pm
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Thank you all for the suggestions, I'm definitely going to check out that DVD. THANKS!!!

tab_stout Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 5:57pm
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Here is an article on how to get the sharp edge with buttercream.
There aer pictures to guide.
http://cakecentral.com/articles/109

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