Help!!! Smooth Icing

Decorating By gekids08 Updated 19 May 2011 , 1:56pm by Rach80

gekids08 Posted 19 May 2011 , 12:25pm
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I am having the hardest time getting my buttercream icing smooth please help.........

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pinkpiggie78 Posted 19 May 2011 , 12:58pm
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Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD by Sharon Zambito

cakeglitz Posted 19 May 2011 , 1:03pm
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What recipe are you using? I use indydebi's buttercream and then a small foam paint roller to smooth it out after it crusts. Works great!! icon_smile.gif

inspiredbymom Posted 19 May 2011 , 1:18pm
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Sharon's DVD is great! I have it and between her great recipe and her techniques, you can't go wrong. However, if you need something now, use a viva paper towel. Actually, I think Edna has a YouTube video on how she uses the towel to smooth her cakes.

Leslie87 Posted 19 May 2011 , 1:53pm
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viva paper towel works great!

Rach80 Posted 19 May 2011 , 1:56pm
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I've used the foam roller before, works great! Another idea my grandma taught me, after the BC crusts a little place plastic wrap over the icing and use a fondant smoother (any type of flat surface item) and rub lightly, it will smooth it out and the plastic wrap lifts right off!

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