I use "ice" water to smooth out my cakes. Alot of people use warm or hot water but that just seems to melt the buttercream icing and the ice water seems to firm it up and make it easier to smooth out. Good Luck
I am making a wedding cake that is iced in buttercream but I want to pipe with royal icing design so that I can paint it when it dries. Does anyone know if the royal icing will hold to the buttercream or is there a chance it will fall off? Thanks for your help!!
Thanks so much for the ideas everyone. By the way it is not a gay wedding it is just a cake ordered for a male co-worker at a bank that is getting married to a woman. I think I'll go with the ball and chain idea.
I keep getting request for 3-d cakes off of other websites. I just got a request off a site that said $500 minimum order. People act like I'm crazy when I say my 3-d cakes start at $80. Please tell me am I crazy or are they just really cheap?