How Do I Get Buttercream Smooth?!?

Decorating By RisasCakes Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 6:08pm by RisasCakes

RisasCakes Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:22pm
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I have tried the wet spatula technique & changed frosting consitancy however, it still seems like I am not able to make the cake smooth!


Does anyone have some tips for me? Should I try a different type of spatula?

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Tor1985 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:30pm
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I use the paper towel method, wait for the buttercream to crust then use a paper towel to smooth it out. Everyone I have talked to suggests using Viva paper towels becasue they don't have a print on them....I couldn't find them anywhere and ended up using parchment paper...works preety good, I use that for my buttercream finishes.
HTH

Paige_Pittman86 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:45pm
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VIVA PAPER TOWELS DOES THE TRICK EVERYTIME.. YOU CAN FIND THEM AT WAL MART I FIND THEM AT MY DOLLAR GENERAL AND KROGER

Tor1985 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:52pm
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I've looked everywhere for Viva, wal-mart included!! I'm in Canada and can't find them icon_sad.gif

RisasCakes Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:54pm
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I guess i've never tried that...can you explain how to do it?

RisasCakes Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:58pm
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tiggy2 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:01pm
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This should help you


RisasCakes Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 6:08pm
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That you tube video was wonderful! I'm going to buy one of those bench scrapers! Thank you so much for the information.

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