Smoothing Bc

Decorating By Amywhite1974 Updated 30 May 2015 , 3:08am by sweettooth101

Amywhite1974 Posted 29 May 2015 , 1:45pm
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I can never get my buttercream completly smooth even with viva and a hot spatula. Seems like i miss the "right" time. My icing will be to soft n next time will have crusted, then i have a big mess. i check it often for the transition. Please Help.

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alexius007 Posted 29 May 2015 , 2:35pm
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Smoothing with a paper towel should work fine after the BC has crusted.  What exactly is happening when you try to smooth after crusting?  I usually give it 15 minutes or so after finishing smoothing with a pastry scraper, then check to see if it has crusted, then use the paper towel and a fondant smoother.  Can you describe the "big mess" you get after it has crusted?

Amywhite1974 Posted 29 May 2015 , 3:34pm
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the buttercream gets all rough looking from the crusting then the movement of the smoothing attempt. looks like u tried to smooth an already crusted cake n now it appers with little lumps from the previously dried crust

alexius007 Posted 29 May 2015 , 3:50pm
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What buttercream recipe are you using?

sweettooth101 Posted 30 May 2015 , 3:08am
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Watch Jenniffer from cupadee, awesome tutorial,saved my life, I used to get so stressed smoothing buttercream.

http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.ca/2010/11/how-do-i-get-my-cakes-smooth.html

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