Out Of Viva Paper Towels ~ How Can I Smooth My Bc?

Decorating By Starkie Updated 17 Feb 2011 , 5:56pm by Janette

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Starkie Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 5:58pm
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I just realized that I am out of Viva paper towels. Is there anything else I can use? Parchment, wax paper, etc.? The hot spatula never works well for me, so any quick advice I can get, I would appreciate. Thanks!

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grandmomof1 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 6:04pm
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Parchment paper

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jewels710 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 6:05pm
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If its crusting...Computer paper.

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KateLS Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 6:12pm
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I was going to say compter paper too, but know that with the computer paper, once it starts to stick a bit, start a new piece. It doesn't absorb the moisture as VIVA does. Compter paper is what Sharon Zambino (spelled right?)aka Sugarshack, uses.

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Shelley51708 Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 1:21am
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I always use parchment paper

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damchick Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 2:46pm
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A bit late, but my friend taught me the niftiest trick ever. Go on ahead and start with the parchment. But buy you one of those mini roller brushes at the hardware store, and roll your icing. The finish will be similar to fondant in smootheness. thumbs_up.gif

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ddaigle Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 3:01pm
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Are those roller brushes food safe?

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cakeroach Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 3:05pm
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Good old bench scraper the first time around.

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Alfiesmom Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 3:08pm
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rollers are safe if you buy it new and only use it for cakes. you need a high-density foam roller brush. But I still like to use something in between the cake and the brush, like parchment paper or Viva.

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Mb20fan Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 3:09pm
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Thank goodness for Viva...I SUCK using a bench scraper. I can never get a vertically level eveness and always end up scraping instead of smoothing. I'm quite the bench scraper loser...Image

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damchick Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 5:29pm
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Exactly, my roller is for cakes only, new and sanitized. I also use the parchment for most of it. The roller is for the extra smooth, cause sometimes my parchemnt paper sticks in some spots.

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Janette Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 5:56pm
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I use a small paint roller rolled in flour

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