Smoothing Smbc Or Imbc

Decorating By PeggyMichel Updated 6 Nov 2009 , 8:18am by ceshell

PeggyMichel Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 4:04pm
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I read somewhere that Jeff Arnett has a great method for smoothing SMBCr IMBC called the upside down method. Can someone help me to find it? I have a hard time manouvering around the website.
Thank you to everyone for all of the great tips!

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playingwithsugar Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:39pm
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It's in the articles section.

I just use a hot spatula. I dip my spatula in very hot water, wipe the water off, and use the spatula on the cake while it's still hot enough to make the frosting spread smooth. You need to re-dip and wipe often, but the end result is worth it.

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Loucinda Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:45pm
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I have only made the IMBC one time, but it was very easy to get smooth with a hot spatula.....not really any "trick" to it, IMO! (it looks like silk on the cake - very pretty)

sheeza Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:45pm
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http://cakecentral.com/articles/69/upside-down-icing-technique-for-perfectly-smooth-icing

here you go . its the upside down method of icing the cake.

__Jamie__ Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

It's in the articles section.

I just use a hot spatula. I dip my spatula in very hot water, wipe the water off, and use the spatula on the cake while it's still hot enough to make the frosting spread smooth. You need to re-dip and wipe often, but the end result is worth it.

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Yes, exactly. I do the Sugarshack method up until the point where you use paper towels/computer paper.

PeggyMichel Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 1:32pm
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Thank you for the help. I love the SMBC, but getting that smooth finish has been a challenge.

JanessaJo Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 10:49pm
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What is the sugarshack method? I keep seeing it mentioned, but can't find details anywhere

ceshell Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 8:18am
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You can also try Antonia74's smoothing method. It is AMAZING. Scroll down to her post where she includes a pic of the bench scraper: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=404613&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=imbc&&start=15

Here is a one of my hot spatula smoothed IMBC cakes (all of my pre-Antonia74 IMBC cakes resulted in similar smoothness and esp. problems w/color)
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=727883

and two Antonia74-method cakes. Quite a difference! It is sooo easy and works better for colored icing
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1296480
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1424132

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