Secrets To The "perfect" Homemade Look

Decorating By JazzyBaker Updated 2 Dec 2011 , 7:02pm by JazzyBaker

JazzyBaker Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 3:22am
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Does anyone know what's the secret to getting the frosting on a cake looking like the one on the picture?

http://www.marthastewart.com/318202/moist-devils-food-cake
(Mod edited to provide working link.)

Can it be LOTS of frosting?? Or is it a particular tool?? Is a spatula better than a spoon? and if so, what size??

Sorry for the silly question, but for a long while I've been wondering about it...[/url]

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BeccaW40 Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 4:39am
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Is it the swoopy looking cake with candles? I am thinking an icing spatula and just do swooping motions with the icing, and yes it does appear to be alot of icing!!!

scp1127 Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 4:48am
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That's how all cakes looked when I was a kid. Don't over-think it. Just put on plenty of frosting, somewhat soft, and start swirling with your knife. If you want the edges to poke out, use the back of a spoon and lift at the finish.

carmijok Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 9:18am
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Originally Posted by BeccaW40

Is it the swoopy looking cake with candles? I am thinking an icing spatula and just do swooping motions with the icing, and yes it does appear to be alot of icing!!!




I think it needs to be one of those really wide icing spatulas...or your batter spatula. It's a pretty wide swipe going through the icing.

leah_s Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 11:08am
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See the rubber spatula in the video?

JazzyBaker Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 6:58pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

See the rubber spatula in the video?





What video?? I can't see any link icon_sad.gif

JazzyBaker Posted 2 Dec 2011 , 7:02pm
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Thanks for you answers, ladies! icon_smile.gif

I went for it and tried with a medium amount of icing (not a whole lot) and a smal offset spatula, and it looks fine, not as pretty as the picture with candles, but good enough to eat icon_smile.gif

I will try with a wide spatula next time though, I think that's the secret to making it look like the one in the picture...

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