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?....
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.
AI did a Lightening McQueen cake in buttercream a few years ago. I used the Melvira method and it worked well.
Thanks Guys!....definitely going to try the Melvira method...:)
Thank you guys for recommending the Melvira method....this is how it came out finally.....
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!