Just Tried The Upside Down Method....

Decorating By kaat Updated 13 Mar 2010 , 10:06pm by JaeRodriguez

kaat Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 12:53am
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I loved the edges I got from it! My only concern was the small air pockets on the top. Is there any way to avoid these? Other than that the technique worked great and so super easy to do, I'm going to use it more often!

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Jeff_Arnett Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 2:10am
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I loved the edges I got from it! My only concern was the small air pockets on the top. Is there any way to avoid these? Other than that the technique worked great and so super easy to do, I'm going to use it more often!


I originated that method several years ago. What did you use to spread the icing on? I originally used parchment and it worked well....but the icing must be super smooth with no air bubbles in it. Later I switched to using the thick, clear vinyl that you buy off the roll at Wal-Mart or a fabric store [the kind a lot of people use for rolling fondant] and it seems to release with a more smooth finish.

I haven't used the upside down method in years now, but from time to time I still get messages from people who do. There's also a video on www.youtube.com a decorator made demonstrating it.

kaat Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 12:24pm
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I used parchment and an off-set spatula. Just not sure how to get rid of those darn air bubbles...
Thanks

Jeff_Arnett Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by kaat

I used parchment and an off-set spatula. Just not sure how to get rid of those darn air bubbles...
Thanks


One thing that will help if to not move the icing back and forth wile spreading. Place a big dollop on one side and push it to the other with your spatula.

lchristi27 Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 1:01pm
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I've always wanted to try this, thanks for the encouragement!

JaeRodriguez Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 9:01pm
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Is it ok to use wax paper if you don't have any parchment paper?

cammyblake1 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 9:15pm
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Lol. I did that probably 10 years ago. Should have copyrighted it.

min5779 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:56am
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what is this method??

me_mysister Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 2:07am
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I still need to try this method!! I've tried the Viva paper towels, but I think this one will give a better finish!

ShopGrl1128 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 2:36am
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Can someone please post the link to youtube? I couldn't find it.
TIA

min5779 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 4:52pm
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Thank you.... I found it, never heard of this before....sounds cool icon_smile.gif

JaeRodriguez Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 10:06pm
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I can't find the youtube link either for you!

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