Perfectly Smooth Buttercream Frosting Tutorials
Below are 3 very popular techniques for getting your buttercream frosted cake perfectly smooth.
Post links to videos using these techniques and other smooth buttercream icing methods in a reply to this thread!
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VIVA Paper Towel Method
Upside Down Method 1
Upside Down Method 2
Foam Roller (Melvira) Method
How To Frost a Square Cake & Get Crisp Corners with Buttercream
When I first starting decorating cakes, I used most, if not all of these methods to get my buttercream smooth, but I was never happy with the taste or really the look of crusting buttercream. I preferred the taste of an all-butter, non-crusting icing, but most of these methods didn't work with the non-crusters. I tried technique after technique, and I finally found a method that worked for me. After many requests from readers of my blog, I finally created a few YouTube videos to document the process. Here they are:
Smooth Buttercream Tutorial
Icing a Square cake Smooth
Diamond Buttercream Quilting Tutorial
Jenniffer- thank you so much for posting a link to your tutorial! I have never had luck with the Viva method and will be trying your method on my next cake.
Thank you again!
The upside down method is hands down the best and easiest method to get smooth buttercream/ganache. I use the upside down method for all my cakes and I only ever use either ganache or SMBC (which is non crusting) - I wouldn't use any other technique