Video Tutorial - Upside Down Frosting Technique

Decorating By mrsmudrash Updated 4 Sep 2013 , 1:42am by whiteangel

scruffyandstuff Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:41am
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Totally excited to try this method. I have used Sharon Z.'s method/dvd's & I am super excited to try this. When I clicked on the video, I was like 15 mins. Oey! But I am super glad I watched it all. I am going to do this on my son's cake this weekend. Thanks again!

platinumlady Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:08am
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Question... since there is not an Ikea locally were can I get turnable similiar to that one for the price ... I call them lazy susan but may be the wrong name.... & also where do you buy the bench scraper....I live close to the greater kansas city area...& have been trying to google to find something similar & Ikea doesn't ship the lazy susan turnable...

TIA

mrsmudrash Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 8:56pm
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Originally Posted by platinumlady

Question... since there is not an Ikea locally were can I get turnable similiar to that one for the price ... I call them lazy susan but may be the wrong name.... & also where do you buy the bench scraper....I live close to the greater kansas city area...& have been trying to google to find something similar & Ikea doesn't ship the lazy susan turnable...

TIA




Bummer about the turntable and Ikea not shipping it! Here's a pastry scaper/bench scaper on Amazon...just make sure whatever you get is at least 6" long...and has 90" corners on it...

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Multi-Purpose-Pastry-Scraper-Chopper/dp/B00004OCNJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1307479681&sr=8-1

Here's the lazy susan I love: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90074483

But, since Ikea won't ship it out, here's one just like it...but for a lot more:
http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Woods-18-Lazy-Susan/dp/B00295IH04/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1307479959&sr=8-17

Or one for less: http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Profile-Decorating-Turntable/dp/B00138Y964/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1307480054&sr=1-4

Good luck!

emjay83 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 9:32pm
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Thanks so much for sharing! I have been wanting to try this technique, and it really helps to have it demonstrated. You did a wonderful job making this video... Great presentation and clear instructions. I would love to see more videos in the future. And your cakes are AMAZING! icon_biggrin.gif

platinumlady Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:53am
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Originally Posted by platinumlady

Question... since there is not an Ikea locally were can I get turnable similiar to that one for the price ... I call them lazy susan but may be the wrong name.... & also where do you buy the bench scraper....I live close to the greater kansas city area...& have been trying to google to find something similar & Ikea doesn't ship the lazy susan turnable...

TIA



Bummer about the turntable and Ikea not shipping it! Here's a pastry scaper/bench scaper on Amazon...just make sure whatever you get is at least 6" long...and has 90" corners on it...

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Multi-Purpose-Pastry-Scraper-Chopper/dp/B00004OCNJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1307479681&sr=8-1

Here's the lazy susan I love: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90074483

But, since Ikea won't ship it out, here's one just like it...but for a lot more:
http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Woods-18-Lazy-Susan/dp/B00295IH04/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1307479959&sr=8-17

Or one for less: http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Profile-Decorating-Turntable/dp/B00138Y964/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1307480054&sr=1-4

Good luck!




Thank you ... I finally found a dealer on ebay that has the Ikea 15" for $14 So I'm gonna buy two from him & he is discounting the shipping since I'm ordering more than one. Thanks again for the links and the video

Jeff_Arnett Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:09pm
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Originally Posted by platinumlady

Question... since there is not an Ikea locally were can I get turnable similiar to that one for the price ... I call them lazy susan but may be the wrong name.... & also where do you buy the bench scraper....I live close to the greater kansas city area...& have been trying to google to find something similar & Ikea doesn't ship the lazy susan turnable...

TIA


Go to your local Lowes or Home Depot, or whatever home improvement store you have in your area, go to the paint department and purchase a 6 inch flexible sheet rock taping knife or paint edger or what ever they call it....make sure it has a flexible stainless blade. These have a nice handle and are so much easier to work with than a bench scraper.

As far as a turn table, I just use my regular heavy wilton or ateco one.....you can always invert a large round pan onto it [put a piece of non-slip rubber mat under it] to make a larger surface.

sacakesandbakes Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:26pm
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I got to try this out. My first try will be on a smaller cake, probably esier to handle.thanks for posting.

sweetooth94 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:12pm
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Have you tried this method on square cakes? I'm getting pretty good at the straight corners/edges on the sides of the cake, but the corners on the top supface of the cake sometimes aren't level (you know what I mean...droopy corners). I end up building them up with icing, but I was just wondered if doing them upside down would save me some work.

mcdonald Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:33pm
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I am always up for trying something different.. have known about this method but have never tried it!!!!

MadMillie Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:33pm
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As far as the turntable goes, if you have a Big Lots (owned be WalMart), they usually have some wood turntables really cheap.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by sweetooth94

Have you tried this method on square cakes? I'm getting pretty good at the straight corners/edges on the sides of the cake, but the corners on the top supface of the cake sometimes aren't level (you know what I mean...droopy corners). I end up building them up with icing, but I was just wondered if doing them upside down would save me some work.


YES DEIFINITELY!!!! This method will give you the most level, sharpest corners you've ever seen on a buttercream cake!

susie1 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:38pm
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WOW! Thank you so much for the great turorial.

mrsmudrash Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 7:48pm
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Originally Posted by sweetooth94

Have you tried this method on square cakes? I'm getting pretty good at the straight corners/edges on the sides of the cake, but the corners on the top supface of the cake sometimes aren't level (you know what I mean...droopy corners). I end up building them up with icing, but I was just wondered if doing them upside down would save me some work.

YES DEIFINITELY!!!! This method will give you the most level, sharpest corners you've ever seen on a buttercream cake!




I agree! - this technique works awesome on square cakes!!!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:16pm
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Okay for all of y'all who have actually done this technique, does it work with ganache? Or just buttercream? (or both?)

mrsmudrash Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:24pm
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Okay for all of y'all who have actually done this technique, does it work with ganache? Or just buttercream? (or both?)




I actually do 75% of my cakes with ganache. It was just easier to show the buttercream because I don't have to worry about the temp of my chocolate for the video! icon_smile.gif But, I use this method all the time and LOVE it for ganache!! Try it...you'll be amazed how sharp your edges are and how easy it is to get straight, smooth sides!

bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:37pm
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Will do!! And thanks again for such a lovely video. icon_biggrin.gif

mrsmudrash Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:48pm
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Will do!! And thanks again for such a lovely video. icon_biggrin.gif




You are so sweet!! Thanks bobwonderbuns!

In fact, thank you everyone for being so kind and saying such nice things about the video...I wanted it to be so helpful!!! I might have to do another video...of what I'm not sure...because it was a fun experience! - although nerve racking! icon_smile.gif

Blessings to you all! icon_smile.gif Thanks again!

Maria46 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:08pm
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Just had to chime in with my thank you's as well for making this video. You did a great job and I can't wait to try this. Please make more videos when you get the chance.

CakeLady1981 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 4:01pm
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Did this last night....AWESOME!!!

mrsmudrash Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 4:23pm
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Did this last night....AWESOME!!!




YEAH! Another fan! icon_smile.gif Was it quicker for you!? - and did you get better results??

chrisviz Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 1:00am
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YAY! I did this for the first time and I have the smoothest, most level cakes I have ever made in my life... not perfect yet, but getting there. Thanks to Jeff Arnett for creating this technique and thanks to mrsmudrash/jessicakes for creating the video tutorial... this totally rocks! icon_smile.gif

mrsmudrash Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 3:16am
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YAY! I did this for the first time and I have the smoothest, most level cakes I have ever made in my life... not perfect yet, but getting there. Thanks to Jeff Arnett for creating this technique and thanks to mrsmudrash/jessicakes for creating the video tutorial... this totally rocks! icon_smile.gif




That is exactly how I felt the first time...I was like, "SERIOUSLY!??!!" That is so awesome!! icon_smile.gif Yeah!! icon_smile.gif I love hearing people are making better cakes just because of this simple technique! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Jeff_Arnett Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 12:51am
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Along the way, a few people have commented that when they peel away the paper from the "top" of the cake, they sometime encounter air holes from bubbles that were in the icing....I don't generally have this problem and I know things like consistency and texture in the icing vary from baker to baker....that said...I set out to find a way to stop this and came up with this idea and it really worked good.....adds about 5 minutes to the process....

When you get ready to ice the board, instead of spreading a thick layer on, apply only the thinnest skim coat of icing. Then pop it in the fridge about 5 minutes to harden, then go back over it with the thicker coat and proceed as usual....and this should help eliminate thos bubbles some of you are getting!

cathie_shinnick Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 1:22am
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I followed your tutorial this past weekend...and I have to say...IM HOOKED!!!!! So smooth...such crisp edges...Love, love, love it.....icon_wink.gif Thank you for the video

jjkarm Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 1:25am
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Thanks Jeff. I tried this technique, and it worked great for a flat top and perfectly straight sides. With a warm bench scraper I could get the sides very smooth, but I had a lot of trouble at the end getting a really smooth surface on the top. I'll have to try your suggestion and see if it helps.

bakingkat Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 3:45am
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Great video! I actually saw Jeff's tutorial years ago and used the method once when I needed the top to be white, and the sides to be pink (the 1st birthday cake in my pic), then totally forgot about it. I had my first hexagon shaped cake this last weekend and wasn't so excited about having to get all those nice sharp edges, and then I remembered this technique and it worked out perfectly, I don't know why I don't use it more often! Anyways, very nice video, especially for a first!

warchild Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 4:27am
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Originally Posted by bakingkat

Great video! I actually saw Jeff's tutorial years ago and used the method once when I needed the top to be white, and the sides to be pink (the 1st birthday cake in my pic), then totally forgot about it. I had my first hexagon shaped cake this last weekend and wasn't so excited about having to get all those nice sharp edges, and then I remembered this technique and it worked out perfectly, I don't know why I don't use it more often! Anyways, very nice video, especially for a first!




Me too, only my cake was blue and white. The first time I came across Jeff's upside down method was on egullet, then Ladycakes then read raves about how great it works, from a couple gals on Sweet Dreams cake site. Its also in the CC Articles link, and now there's a video of it too.
Can't get better than that! thumbs_up.gif

platinumlady Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 4:53am
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Originally Posted by platinumlady

Question... since there is not an Ikea locally were can I get turnable similiar to that one for the price ... I call them lazy susan but may be the wrong name.... & also where do you buy the bench scraper....I live close to the greater kansas city area...& have been trying to google to find something similar & Ikea doesn't ship the lazy susan turnable...

TIA



Bummer about the turntable and Ikea not shipping it! Here's a pastry scaper/bench scaper on Amazon...just make sure whatever you get is at least 6" long...and has 90" corners on it...

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Multi-Purpose-Pastry-Scraper-Chopper/dp/B00004OCNJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1307479681&sr=8-1

Here's the lazy susan I love: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90074483

But, since Ikea won't ship it out, here's one just like it...but for a lot more:
http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Woods-18-Lazy-Susan/dp/B00295IH04/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1307479959&sr=8-17

Or one for less: http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Profile-Decorating-Turntable/dp/B00138Y964/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1307480054&sr=1-4

Good luck!



Thank you ... I finally found a dealer on ebay that has the Ikea 15" for $14 So I'm gonna buy two from him & he is discounting the shipping since I'm ordering more than one. Thanks again for the links and the video






I got all my supplies tried it out today & works great....thanks again for the video

cupcake_cutie Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 5:17am
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I so can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for posting it!

SPODN Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 8:21pm
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This was wonderful. now how do I add it to a favorites list/ thumbs_up.gifking.gif

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