Hey everyone. I've started a cake business a few months ago from my home and I'm having an awful time getting buttercream smooth. I like to use all butter because I hate the taste of shortening. There must be a way to get it smooth. I've tried the hot knife with no luck. I would love to try the viva paper towel but I live in Canada. Is there anyone willing to send me a roll of the unprinted viva paper towel? I'll pay for it plus shipping. I'm getting pretty desperate trying to find some and hope that it's just what I need to help me with my cakes as not slot of people Want fondant.
I am also in Canada and use any kind of paper towel. I usually use the wrong side as there tends to be less of a pattern. I finish it off by using a sheet of computer paper if I am not satisfied with the smoothness of the finish.
Hi Diane. Thanks for the tips! What kind of buttercream do you use? I could spend hours trying to smooth my buttercream and it's still left with bumps. Maybe it's too thin? Too thick? What consistency does everyone use? I also heard it's good to put the cake in the fridge and let it get cold before smoothing. I haven't tried that yet.
I use the Wilton BC and can get it pretty smooth w/ the Viva towels. It takes me a while because I am pretty OCD about it but I am always pleased w/ the outcome. I have many rolls of Viva and I would be glad to send you a few rolls if you want! My Mom uses them in her art too so I buy them for both of us when they go on sale!
Thanks so much!! Can you email me and I'll send you my address? Thank you thank you thank you!!
Sure....emailing you right now!!
You don't have to use Vivas. You can use a piece of parchment paper.