I know it's been asked a million times, but I must be doing something wrong because I still can't get it! I've read all the threads on the Melvira method and the Viva method. I've watched Jessica Harris' Craftsy class and have enrolled and watched the SugarEd tutorial ... I'm not sure what to try next.
With the Viva method, we don't have Viva paper towels like the ones in the U.S. and the best substitute I can find pulls the BC off with it.
I tried the Melvira method last night with the high density foam roller (6") and it wasn't working either. When I used it directly on the cake it pulled the icing off. When I used it over a paper towel or parchment paper they pulled the icing off.
Here is a pic of my best effort to date, but as you can see I still have a ways to go. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.