How Do I Decorate A Cake With Ridges

Decorating By DebbieCole Updated 19 Jun 2010 , 1:37am by ddaigle

DebbieCole Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:44am
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Everytime I use the cake triangle to get ridges for the sides of my cake, my buttercream icing gums up. Does the icing need to be softer and thicker? What's the secret to getting the icing uniform.

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Kitagrl Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:56am
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What do you mean about "gums up"?

If using crusting buttercream you have to do it right away before it starts crusting up....otherwise the crust will mess up the pattern as you smooth the sides with the triangle.

DebbieCole Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 12:38am
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

What do you mean about "gums up"?

If using crusting buttercream you have to do it right away before it starts crusting up....otherwise the crust will mess up the pattern as you smooth the sides with the triangle.





It's hard to describe. I guess I could say it rolld up behind the triangle. I have a hard time getting the icing uniform. I tried wetting the tool. Maybe I'm holding the tool wrong.

tiggy2 Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 1:17am
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Sounds like your BC is too stiff.

ddaigle Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 1:37am
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I think I know what you are talking about. Try wetting the tool AND take a spray bottle of watter and lightly mist the area before you comb. Your icing is too stiff..or it is starting to crust before you are ready to comb. HTH.

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