Ice With Noncrusting Icing

Decorating By rcolson13 Updated 8 Apr 2010 , 3:51am by JanH

rcolson13 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 8:17pm
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Up til now, I've only used crusting buttercream, but I discovered the delicious IMBC. I am a little worried about icing an upcoming cake smooth with it though. I usually use the viva method with my crusting buttercream, but I don't think I can use it with IMBC. How do you cakers that use IMBA make your cakes smooth?


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prterrell Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 3:03am
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No, you cannot use the VIVA with noncrusting buttercream. The goodnews, is that IMBC smooths MUCH MUCH MUCH easier than crusting BC! Simply lightly run a large plastic bowl scraper across the top. For the sides, hold the scraper lightly against the cake and rotate the turntable.

JanH Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 3:51am
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Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

You'd be most interested in the "how to professionally ice a cake" thread.


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