Acrylic Circles & Crusting Buttercream = Success!

Decorating By dukeswalker Updated 30 Sep 2014 , 8:14pm by Apti

dukeswalker Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 4:04pm
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I picked up some acrylic circles from cakethings . com and tried them out for the 1st time yesterday.  It was just a cake I was bringing to a frien's birthday so gluten free guests could have something yummy.  For the first time ever, I had a guy come up and say, "I have never seen such sharp 90 degree angles on a cake."


What I did:


1: level, torte, crumb coat, let sit over night to settle

2: remove any bulges

3: frost the top, nice and level and let crust

4: after the top is crusted, place acrylic circle on top

5: slather on the buttercream on the sides, I started around the top to secure the circle

6: used a bench scraper to hold flat against the turn table and bumped up against the circle

7: spun cake, repeated, filled in gaps, etc...

8: carefully remove acrylic circle and gently smooth the tops edge by pulling clean bench scraper from the edge of the cake towards the center



9 replies
MBalaska Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 9:19pm
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And you didn't have any paper between the acrylic circle and the top icing?  and it didn't stick like glue?

Wow that's great.  It looks nice.

kathyw Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 11:43pm
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ADo you use a circle on the bottom as well?

Lagasse Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 11:52pm
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AThat looks amazing. Great job

dukeswalker Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 12:27am
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No paper between the circle and the cake - I just iced the top, smoothed it the best I could, let it crust and then placed the acrylic circle on and kind of pushed down on it/ensured that it was level.  I also did not use a circle on the bottom.  I held my scraper flat against the turn table and bumped up against the acrylic circle on top.

dukeswalker Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 12:28am
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Oh - and the only "damage" that I needed to fix after I removed it was a little bit of scuffling around the edge.

Apti Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 1:27am
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What a great success story!  Thanks for sharing.

shannycakers Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 6:34pm
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wow, ok, what size acrylic did you use with what size cake, equal sizes? and what size board or what did you use under the cake?

dukeswalker Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 11:24pm
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I used an 8.25" acrylic cake circle on the 8" cake and 8" cake board. I purchased the 6.25", 8.25", 10.25" set.

Apti Posted 30 Sep 2014 , 8:14pm
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Dukeswalker~~Would it be possible for you to do another cake and take photos of each step for a tutorial? 



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