How Smooth Do You Get Your Icing Before Allowing It To Crust

Decorating By ilovelilies Updated 13 Nov 2010 , 9:22am by Caths_Cakes

ilovelilies Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 7:19am
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I know a lot of you use the Viva method. How smooth do you ice a cake before letting it crust?

Thanks!

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Creativebakes Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 7:29am
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It doesn't have to be smooth. You just need to make sure its not lumpy.

G_Cakes Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 7:42am
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I use parchment paper to smooth my buttercream whit a fondant paddle.

As long as the buttercream is not sticking to the parchement paper I am good to go!

Usually takes about 15 mins give or take.

HTH

Caths_Cakes Posted 13 Nov 2010 , 9:22am
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I use a bench scraper! gets perfectly straight smooth sides everytime!

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