Smooth Buttercream

Decorating By miriam cakes Updated 25 Mar 2014 , 10:03pm by miriam cakes

miriam cakes Posted 16 Mar 2014 , 4:02am
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AHi, I have a question , how do you make your buttercream very smooth? I use the viva towel method, but still doesn't look like I want to. The other day I saw a tutorial, end he use hot water for the palette knife to make it smooth. Do you guys have a special method? I really appreciate your help :)

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AnnieCahill Posted 16 Mar 2014 , 3:41pm
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ASoft buttercream, flat scraper. Apply icing in excess and scrape off the extra. Practice makes perfect!

morganchampagne Posted 16 Mar 2014 , 4:00pm
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AI like the upside down method. Just google it and it will come up. As said above, a smooth buttercream is the key, you can research how to do that...

Unfortunately theres no one tip :(. I tried sooooo many different things. And It was 6 months before I had a cake I was truly happy with. Practice practice practice. One day it will just happen lol.

kblickster Posted 16 Mar 2014 , 5:35pm
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I first had to perfect my buttercream.  I always make enough to fill my mixing bowl to cut down on air bubbles.  Getting it the right consistency helps me ice my cakes fairly smooth.  I'd say grocery store cake good.  Then I use a warm metal scraper to get it completely smooth.  I tried the paper towel method, but just didn't like the look.

miriam cakes Posted 25 Mar 2014 , 10:03pm
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AOk, thancks all for your tips . I have to practice more :)

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