Square And Straight Edges W/buttercream Cakes.. Any Advice?

Decorating By MommieK Updated 7 Sep 2011 , 6:57pm by debbief

MommieK Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 3:33pm
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Hi everyone, Feels like I've been asking a lot of questions but you guys are just so full of great info I can't help myself. For my tulip cake I'm planning to make a flower put but would like to have straight edges and sharp corners for the box. I'm not overly familiar with working buttercream as the final iced coat so I'm a little hesitant. I usually just fondant. Any advice on how to make my lines sharp and straight? Trying to broaden my scope of talents. Thanks!

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AnnieCahill Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 4:11pm
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What kind of buttercream do you use? Do you use a crusting one (where the icing kind of dries and you can touch it without getting any stuck on your finger) or a non-crusting one such as a meringue buttercream?

You should check out the video Perfecting the Art of Buttercream by Sharon Zambito (sugarshack). She uses a crusting buttercream but you can apply some of her techniques to a non-crusting one as well.

MommieK Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 4:20pm
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Thanks, I do use a crusting buttercream. I'll check out the video.

debbief Posted 7 Sep 2011 , 6:57pm
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Try this tutorial. I've done it and it works well.


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