Toba Garrett Spackling Technique

Decorating By buggus Updated 8 Sep 2009 , 10:35pm by baycheeks1

buggus Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 1:54am
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Have any of you tried this?? And do you find great success with it?

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BlakesCakes Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:48am
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I've done it. It's a good way to stiffen buttercream without adding more powdered sugar.

I also used it to build up a rounded nose on a spaceship cake that I was covering with fondant--it worked great. I've filled in unexpected cake cracks with it and built up under sagging square corners.


majka_ze Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 8:20am
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It is quite common practice here. If you look at my Octopus and diver cake - the arms and feet are made with cake spackle as core and are covered in fondant. In my Dinosaur cake, the egg under the dino baby is again cake spackle covered with sugarpaste.
There is saying here "A good baker has no wasted cake" - meaning everything you cut off, slightly overbake etc. you can use as cake spackle or cake balls which use the same basis.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 9:53am
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I have, and it's OK, but now I'm a setting ganache girl all the way!

buggus Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 2:47pm
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What about using the spackle technique for only covering in buttercream? I want a very smooth buttercream, can't this work also for just that?

baycheeks1 Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 2:59pm
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What is the technique? Dont think I've ever seen it, or atleast dont know thats the name of it...

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 5:13pm
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Originally Posted by baycheeks1

What is the technique? Dont think I've ever seen it, or at least dont know thats the name of it...

It's the same thing as making cake balls, mush up cake with a touch of frosting. For cake balls, roll into balls and dip in chocolate. For spackeling just spackel with it. It's in one of her books.

FlourPots Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 11:30pm
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I remember Macsmom posting that she makes a cakeball-like mixture and uses it for dams...I thought that was a cool idea.

baycheeks1 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 10:35pm
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Interesting...didnt know that...thanks for the info bob

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