Originally Posted by cindycakes2
The best tip I learned about buttercream icing was how to ice and smooth. Using the icing tip to place icing on the cake, then using a long smoothing spatula to even the icing out. After letting it sit for about 10-15 minutes, I then use VIVA paper towels to smooth the icing out. I get great results with this, even if I have to patch and repair when I am setting up a wedding cake. This could be another good section on buttercream.....how to patch and repair. I can't wait to read all the tips!
cindycakes2...I love the idea of VIVA paper towels...is it because they are totally smooth? Will this help if I am looking for smooth rounded edges on cakes with buttercream icing to give it that smooth rounded "fondant" look? I would assume I would let the icing sit and crust a bit, correct?