Icing A Cake

Decorating By TripleJMomma Updated 16 Sep 2009 , 1:42am by JanH

TripleJMomma Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 12:32am
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Any suggestions on icing a cake smoothly? I am getting better with practice, and have used the Viva trick, but any other suggestions would be great!!! Thanks

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josumiko Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 12:47am
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check out the videos on youtube...tonedna and seriouscakes have great ones

prterrell Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 1:07am
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Meringue based buttercreams are easier to smooth.

TripleJMomma Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 9:05pm
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By meringue based are you talking about the recipes that start with meringue power and water? like the Wilton Snow white buttercream? Thanks!

prterrell Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 9:26pm
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Um, no. Wilton doesn't have any meringue buttercream recipes that I know of. By meringue based I mean Italian Meringue Buttercream (IMBC) or Swiss Meringue Buttercream (SMBC). These are made with egg whites, granulated sugar, and butter (real butter, not margarine, not shortening and butter flavoring).

TripleJMomma Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 12:16am
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JanH Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 1:42am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, TripleJMomma. icon_smile.gif

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:


Above superthread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavor variations) and so much more!

There's also a section on smoothing crusting b/c's using either the Viva or Melvira methods. Or smoothing non-crusting b/c's using a different method.


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