Sugar On Sides Of Cake- Experienced Decorators

Decorating By makeminepink Updated 2 May 2015 , 4:52am by johnson6ofus

makeminepink Posted 1 May 2015 , 12:20pm
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I am wondering if some of you who have put the big sugar crystals on the sides of buttercream cakes can help me.  I did this for my daughter's wedding cake and it was just ok.  I'm wondering if someone has a trick they use.  By the time you get the cake smooth- with the Viva method, then when you try to press the sugar onto the sides, of course it isn't so smooth anymore and the sugar doesn't stick so well either.  I'm starting to think that all those cakes I see that are so perfectly covered aren't real!

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costumeczar Posted 1 May 2015 , 11:58pm
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They're not real! Can we all say it... "pinterest is fake, pinterest is fake"...

 But you don't have to smooth out those cakes 100% perfectly anyway, if they're a little on the rough side the sugar is easier to stick on.

makeminepink Posted 2 May 2015 , 1:34am
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Thank-you. :)  Maybe won't try and get that layer quite so smooth.

leah_s Posted 2 May 2015 , 2:54am
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I've done dozens of that style cakes.  If you're using the Viva method that tells me you're using a crusting bc.  That's where you're going wrong.  Either switch to a non crusting bc  or get the sugar crystals on the cake before your bc starts to crust.  I can absolutely cover a four tier in under 20 minutes.  Easiest cake decor ever.

leah_s Posted 2 May 2015 , 2:55am
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I've done dozens of that style cakes.  If you're using the Viva method that tells me you're using a crusting bc.  That's where you're going wrong.  Either switch to a non crusting bc  or get the sugar crystals on the cake before your bc starts to crust.  I can absolutely cover a four tier in under 20 minutes.  Easiest cake decor ever.

leah_s Posted 2 May 2015 , 2:56am
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I've done dozens of that style cakes.  If you're using the Viva method that tells me you're using a crusting bc.  That's where you're going wrong.  Either switch to a non crusting bc  or get the sugar crystals on the cake before your bc starts to crust.  I can absolutely cover a four tier in under 20 minutes.  Easiest cake decor ever.

leah_s Posted 2 May 2015 , 3:02am
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This site is NOT mobile friendly.

810whitechoc Posted 2 May 2015 , 3:33am
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Quote by @leah_s on 29 minutes ago

This site is NOT mobile friendly.

Hahaha thought it was a stutter.

johnson6ofus Posted 2 May 2015 , 4:52am
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Didn't someone once post they sprayed wax paper with "Pam" , put the sugar on that, and then used that "wallpaper" to stick to the cake? Anyone remember that one?

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