anncakes Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 4:37am
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AHi....I have received an order for a lightning McQueen cake with buttercream only, no fondant....is it possible to get the nice smooth finish that fondant gives with buttercream?....what do you guys think?....also, can I make a simple cherry filling by mixing in sliced maraschino cherries with buttercream?....

Thanks

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bct806 Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 2:55am
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As far as the cherry's, no idea. I have a severe dislike for maraschino cherries. But you can definitely get the cake smooth. Hot spatulas always work for me. I have also used the Melvira method quite a few times. There is a tutorial on here.

kathyw Posted 15 Jun 2013 , 3:37am
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AI did a Lightening McQueen cake in buttercream a few years ago. I used the Melvira method and it worked well.

anncakes Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 12:58pm
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Thanks Guys!....definitely going to try the Melvira method...:)

anncakes Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 9:46pm
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Thank you guys for recommending the Melvira method....this is how it came out finally.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bct806 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 5:15pm
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You're welcome! Turned out good. It gets better and better with practice. People around here aren't big on fondant so I have had to learn to get my buttercream smooth to look like it. Glad we helped!

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