How To Get Buttercream Smooth?

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mom2my3girlz Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 1:32pm
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some cakes I see here make their cakes with buttercream and it is so smooth that i cannot tell is it buttercream. Its so smooth that it look like fondont covered cakes. How can I get that same result?

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KathysCC Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 2:02pm
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There are a lot of threads here on buttercream, including this huge thread at the top of cake decorating forum:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-1353.html

The best trick that I know is to make sure you make a batch of buttercream that is big enough to fill your bowl so that the beaters are under the icing. That way they don't whip air into the icing.

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ninatat Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:37am
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you can also go to u-tube there are quite a few, i like edna's, but watch more than one, hope this helps

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JGMB Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:16am
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I always use the Viva paper towel method with a fondant smoother. It works great!

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noahsmummy Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:37am
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quick question; i tried the viva method but was left with imprints wfrom the paper towel. =( im in australia and our viva has ripples in it.. is the one is the us totally smooth? it puzzled me..

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ginny33 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:42am
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someone once told me you can use the parchment paper/ wax paper in place of the viva, but just make sure everything is crusted over!

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noahsmummy Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 7:31am
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thatnks for that! i will give it ago! and yeah, i used the viva crusting recipe, left it for longer than it said to make sure it def. was crusted.. but it still didnt owkr.. will give the parchment paper a go. =)

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Sweet_Guys Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 2:24pm
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Yes, the U.S. version is completely smooth.

Try Sharon Zambito aka SugarEd Productions aka Sugar Shack's recipe and directions...She has an incredible version that we've adapted to our all-butter buttercream recipe.

Paul

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KathysCC Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 2:48pm
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Originally Posted by noahsmummy

quick question; i tried the viva method but was left with imprints wfrom the paper towel. =( im in australia and our viva has ripples in it.. is the one is the us totally smooth? it puzzled me..




We have Viva that is completely smooth. Before I found out about Viva, I used waxed paper. Though I like Viva better, the wax paper can give you a really smooth finish. Just make sure you get a fresh piece each time it sticks. Use a fondant smoother too. I find it works better than my hand.

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amarieholley Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 3:39pm
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I have also read somewhere that you can use a high density foam paint roller to smooth icing. I have not tried it yet, but it is suppossed to work great. The only thing is not all places sell a high density foam roller so you may have to order one off the internet.

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