I'm getting ready to do my "simplest" cake yet and I have a feeling it may present the biggest challenge. It's six baby blocks, four on the bottom, two stacked on top, with letters on the sides of each cube.
I've done a lot of "scene" cakes where, if there's a lump or a tear or a bubble, it's no problem; call it a hill, throw some grass on it.. whatever. This time I'll need my edges to be sharp and my sides to be clean and smooth.
I've read so many threads and watched so many videos on different techniques that I've kind of got information overload. I'd love a general consensus.
I can't find Viva papertowel anywhere here, 50 miles north of the middle of nowhere, but I've got a high density foam roller and I'm not (too) afraid to use it. I've got a faux bench scraper. I've got angled and straight spatulas. I've got wax paper, computer paper and a fondant smoother. I've got lots of tools.. no clue which one to pick.
So, easiest, most effective smooth-side technique for a messy baker?
Indydebi's tutorial on straight corners on square cakes: