Smooth Buttercream Icing

Decorating By tory24 Updated 10 Jun 2010 , 4:53pm by tory24

tory24 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:02pm
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New to this site. Just starting to make cakes. Love it so far! Question is how do you get your butter cream icing to go on smooth? I've seen some of the cakes on here and its done so well it looks like fondant.
Thanks for all your help!

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prterrell Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:04pm
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Practice, practice, practice.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:18pm
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Viva. Practice. More viva. More practice.


Here's a couple great videos on smooth buttercream.

mamawrobin Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:23pm
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I agree with these ladies. Practice. thumbs_up.gif

Price Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:24pm
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A member on this site, Sugarshack. has a great DVD out that goes thru the steps of icing a buttercream cake. Her cakes are really, really smooth. Take a look at her photo gallery on here. I highly rrecommend her DVDs. I was able to see her demo at the Evening of Sharing at the Great American Cake Show. She is an amazing teacher. I'm hoping to have an opportunity to attend one of her classes sometime.

indydebi Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:31pm
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Bench scraper ... and The Melvira Method:

Since discovering Melvira, I refuse to do any cake without my roller! And I am a 30-year-BC gal!

pmarks0 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 4:35am
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You can also take a look at Tutugirl's post showing how she gets a smooth buttercream. I haven't had a chance to try it, but I will.

tory24 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 4:53pm
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Thanks everyone for your replies.
I know it will take practice. I just wasn't even sure what tool to use to get it to go smooth...yes I'm that new at this, but I love it so far!
Thanks again!

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