Smooth Edges On Cakes??

Decorating By Jessy133 Updated 12 Oct 2010 , 4:10pm by Scarlets-Cakes

Jessy133 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 9:58pm
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Hi ladies hope all is well.

How do you make cakes with fondant or BC so smooth on the edges. I cant do it! What tricks are there to do it and make it look sharp and neat.

TFL

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tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:49pm
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My trick is a metal spatula, HOT water, and a crusting buttercream. icon_wink.gif

cakesrock Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:33am
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Firstly, you need to start with real sharp corners, so trim your cake. Then build up your edges with a crusting BC and use a hot spatula, as the previous poster mentioned. Use 2 fondant smoothers as well.... Oh and get Sugarshack's DVD- it will help a lot.
I am still working on getting them sharper!

Jessy133 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:31pm
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Thanks so much!!

I will def. try that. I do think my BC is crusting well, its just those darn edges. I see round and square cakes with super sharp edges and I was like how do they get it to look like that! I guess practice practice practice.

Thanks

cakesrock Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:58pm
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Yes, and I forgot to mention that ganache instead of BC really helps! Rylan uses them for his cakes all the time. check this out:
http://www.artandappetite.com/2009/11/ganache-instead-of-buttercream/

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 4:10pm
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