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This tutorial shows you step by step how to frost your cake in buttercream icing, and smooth it to a perfect finish. Commonly referred to as the "VIVA Paper Towel Method"
After so many of you asking how I do it here it is....

List of Materials

  • VIVA® Brand Paper Towels (will not work with other quilted brands)
  • Decorating Tip #18
  • 18 inch Icing Bag
  • Angled Spatula
  • Fondant Smoother (aka fondant paddle)
  • VERY HOT Water


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With a tip 18 and an 18 inch bag pipe up and down the side of prepared crumb coated cake


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Continue all the way around the cake.


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With a large metal angled spatula dipped in VERY hot water
Remove spatula from water
dry the spatula and go around the cake...in sections till is all done


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With the smooth side of a viva towel rub the cake all the way around pushing any air bubbles up.


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With the smooth side of the viva towel round the edges with your fingers.


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With the viva towel and a fondant paddle smooth the side of the cake.


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With the tip 18 fill the top of the cake.


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With a VERY hot angle spatula smooth the top of the cake.


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Continue the until top all done with the hot spatula.


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With the smooth side of the viva towel and your hand smooth the top and the edge blending the edge well.


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With the smooth side of the viva towel and the fondant paddle smooth the top and the sides one final time.

 


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Margarita
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post #2 of 148
Awesome...you make this look so easy. i will try it for sure. what changes, would u make for a stabilized whipped cream covered cake???
post #3 of 148
Now that's what I'm talking about thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif Beautiful!
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post #4 of 148
Great Job!! I am totally gonna try this! I know it may not matter but what tip did you use??
luvbuttercream aka CustomCreationsCupcakes
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post #5 of 148
Oops I just read the captions and saw what tip. Sorry
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post #6 of 148
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I don't know if it works with other icing but mine is 1/2 butter and 1/2 hi ratio shortening...

The description is under each picture...it is tip number 18. I have never used any other tip so I don't know.

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Margarita
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post #7 of 148
Espectacular!!!! Te pregunto, Cual es la receta del buttercream, soy de Puerto Rico y el cool whip de la receta de indebys no se consigue!!! Gracias por la explicacion!!!!
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Mi receta es

2 tazas de mantequilla con sal
2 tazas de high ratio (manteca vegetal especial para icing)
sabores (los que quieras)
Añade poco a poco 4 libras de Domino Confectioner 10x
una pizca de sal

En Puerto Rico no se puede añadir agua pero aca en EU añado 2 o 3 chucaradas de agua caliente
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post #9 of 148
thanks thumbs_up.gif
post #10 of 148
What type of buttercream do you use?
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post #11 of 148
Can't wait to try it! icon_biggrin.gif
Lyndi M.
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post #12 of 148
Looks great. Thanks for this tutorial. One question...how do you do your crumb coating to get it so thin? Thanks again.
post #13 of 148
Thanks for this tutorial, it is awesome, can't wait to try it!!!! THANKS!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
post #14 of 148
Great pictures! Wish I could use the tips you shared but I use a non-crusting buttercream.
post #15 of 148
No entiendo lo de que en Puerto Rico no se puede usar agua?
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