How Do You Ice Straight Sides?

Decorating By babycakes0022 Updated 10 Oct 2010 , 9:27pm by babycakes0022

babycakes0022 Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 3:25pm
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Just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get straight sides on a cake, especially square cakes? Thank you so much!!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 5:16pm
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Practice...That's all I can say...and a good icing that smooths really nice.

Ruth0209 Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 5:30pm
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Get Sharon Zambito's DVD on icing cakes. You need to buy a metal bench scraper that you can heat up, and your icing needs to be soft enough to work with. Sharon's DVD is REALLY helpful.

indydebi Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 7:31pm
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Ditto on the bench scraper and the practice. Once I discovered the bench scraper, I didn't have any problems. I started out with a metal one, then tried a plastic one. I liked the plastic one better, but it's all personal preference.

here's a thread with a link to some photos of how I ice squares and corners:

babycakes0022 Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 9:27pm
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate your advice!!

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