How To Get Perfectly Smooth Buttercream Icing?

Decorating By BabyCakes16 Updated 5 Jan 2012 , 11:23pm by BabyCakes16

BabyCakes16 Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 3:27am
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Hello everyone, this is my first post but I have been dying to ask, and I'm hoping I get some ideas icon_smile.gif Does anyone have a good technique to get almost perfectly smooth buttercream on their iced cakes? I have tried a fondant smoother and wax paper once the BC has crusted, and I have also tried the Viva paper towel method. I'm still not getting the BC as smooth as cakes I've seen in the galleries on here. Any tips are appreciated!! icon_smile.gif

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jamiet Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 3:47am
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I use "ice" water to smooth out my cakes. Alot of people use warm or hot water but that just seems to melt the buttercream icing and the ice water seems to firm it up and make it easier to smooth out. Good Luck icon_smile.gif

KateLS Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 4:11am
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I just got "Perfecting the art of Buttercream" for Christmas, and on my first cake, I saw improvement. (And I was in a huge rush.)

You can get it at:

Good luck!

CWR41 Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 4:53am
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It helps if your buttercream is smooth to begin with. Make sure to have the bowl of your mixer completely full covering the top of the beater blade/paddle to avoid incorporating extra air bubbles.

JillyPlot Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 12:31pm
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I second the "Perfecting the Art of Buttercream" DVD. It has helped me tremendously... And her BC recipe tastes soooo good. I'm not a huge fan of any icing, but I could eat this with a spoon! (I did eat a little when I last made it, BEFORE I was back on Weight Watchers, of course) tapedshut.gif

BabyCakes16 Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 11:22pm
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Thanks for all the advice! I wondered about the "perfecting the art of buttercream" dvd but wondered if it was a hoax... haha

Do you know where I can get that and how much it costs? Thanks!

BabyCakes16 Posted 5 Jan 2012 , 11:23pm
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Oops..spoke to soon, I see the links...! Thank you icon_smile.gif

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