Buttercream Or Other?

Decorating By babycakes1 Updated 6 Sep 2009 , 7:45pm by blessedist

babycakes1 Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 6:29pm
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Please forgive me if my questions are stupid, but I have just begun baking and decorating cakes. I want to make a coconut cake and use an old family recipe for the icing/filling. Can I crumb coat and smoothe out any kind of icing - or does it have to be buttercream to be able to make it nice and smoothe?

Any input would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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bashini Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 6:59pm
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Hi there, its up to you. if you like buttercream, then cover the cake with buttercream. I use fondant all the time because its easy for me to cover the cakes with it and I'm not good at getting buttercream very smooth.

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babycakes1 Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 7:26pm
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The recipe calls for a cream cheese icing, which tastes really good with the cake. I didn't know if I could make that smoothe enough to decorate, but I guess I will just go ahead then and try it - that's one way to find out! Thank you!

blessedist Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 7:45pm
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You can smooth cream cheese icing....you'd probably have a hard time if say...you were adding the coconut or nuts to the actual icing though in my experience

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