Perfect Crisp Edges

Decorating By Traci9130 Updated 7 Aug 2011 , 4:48am by krumbledkakes

Traci9130 Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 1:11am
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hi. This may sound like a silly question to some of you, but how do you get the crisp lines on the cake? Both my round and square cakes always have rounded edges... So many people on here, their cakes are so clean... My girlfriend asked my to do her wedding cake, and if I decide to, I want it ti look perfect...thanks.

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molly_36 Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 1:17am
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I'm going to watch this closely for help also. I have yet to do a cake with great edges. I've watched tutorials and I just can't get it! icon_confused.gif

madcobbler Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 1:25am
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I use Wilton's decorator preferred pans that have perfect 90 degree corners on their square and sheet pans for nice corners. When icing as well I use a decorator comb or spatula up to the corner but stop before starting to smooth the next side of the cake to not have rounded edges.

crisseyann Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 1:26am
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I'm not sure what type pans you are using, but if you can, invest in Magic Line pans. They give super straight crisp edges. They are awesome! Check them out.

http://www.cakesnthings.com/images/products/51-83.jpg

http://resources.shopstyle.com/sim/4a/f0/4af09fd8e63f1e2fa850e318522caaee/sur-la-table-cake-pans-magic-line-round-cake-pan-6-x-3.jpg

Price Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 1:36am
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Are you talking about buttercream or fondant? I agree the pans make a big difference for either. I love my Magic Line pans.

SweetToothCakesbyCrystal Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 2:04am
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To get really cornered edges, don't lay the large piece of fondant over the entire cake all at once, Instead, I cut each piece of fondant out, (one piece to go around each side of the cake, then another to go on top of the cake) then place it on the cake and trim off the edges with an exacto knife/razor. (Measure the height/width and cut the fondant to the exact measurements.) I hope this makes sense... kind of difficult to explain...

Also, When frosting the cake with buttercream before placing the fondant, be sure that the buttercream also has sharp edges.

angelleyes Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 2:09am
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Since I don't have those awesome magic line pans yet.. I just cut mine and try to do the best I can... i just cut off all the ends then put it in the freezer

olleharr Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 2:28am
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I rolled my fondant thinner and it cleaned up the lines quite a bit. Thicker fondant seems to weigh the edges of the cake down, rounding the edges. I also make sure my iced cake is completely chilled and stiff before putting the fondant on.

JenTwirl Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 3:12am
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If you are using buttercream, use the upside down icing technique!
http://cakecentral.com/articles/69/upside-down-icing-technique-for-perfectly-smooth-icing

gidgetdoescakes Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 3:24am
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get dvd by sugarshack....on butter cream....

if I can help message me icon_smile.gif

mburkett Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 4:26am
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If you're talking about fondant, watch the videos by
http://www.inspiredbymichelle.com.au. Seach got some step by step videos on YouTube.

krumbledkakes Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 4:48am
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Sorry if this was already posted, but this is from someone who posts here I believe




Great & in depth video! HTH

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