Has anyone tried using a spackling knife to frost their cakes. I was reading the upside down cake method by Jeff and he says to purchase a spackling knife from a hardware store. Just curious if anyone else does this. I couldn't find anything close at the cake store.
Yes, I do and I use it quite often with the high density foam roller to smooth my buttercream...plus the Viva towels...I use it all! HaHaHa!
I've been wanting to try it too! Right now I use the Pampered Chef Handy Scraper. It works really well!
Yep, I use mine all the time. I always use ganache under my fondant, and I hold it over the flame on the stove and then the heat melts the ganache and I get a really smooth beautiful finish!!
I hold it over the flame on the stove and then the heat melts the ganache and I get a really smooth beautiful finish!!
Ooooohhh...that sounds like it would work REALLY well! I think I'm going to have to try it! Thanks so much for that tip, Yummy!
I found one that was stainless steel! Yup, works just as good as a traditional bench scraper.
I use it all the time too. My husband hangs sheet rock for a living. As soon as I started caking he bought me a 3 set of plastic knives & I have used them ever since. He has amazed me with some of the tools he comes home with for me. He says that buttercream behaves a lot like sheet rock mud. LOL! HTH!
I use a set of three different size Bondo (for cars) smoothing tools I got at Walmart for 99 cents in the auto section, they work great!!
I have a mini claw hammer too for putting in dowels and needle nose pliers as well. The pliers come in handy when working with wires. I took a trip to the hard ware store w/my wrench head buddy and he saw me shopping. He was tickled pink thinking I was a car chick and when I revealed I was looking for potential cake supplies...well, you could hear that laughter all through out the store.
when I revealed I was looking for potential cake supplies...well, you could hear that laughter all through out the store.
LOL! My husband takes me to Bass Pro & I go through the camping section to discover a tiny little spatula (great for picking up tiny little dots or flowers) & he laughs & says I am the only one that could find caking tools in a fishing store. I will have to tell him he was wrong!