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Can you get super smooth and sharp edges with SMBC?

post #1 of 51
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Hi,
I was having trouble getting my cake covered and smooth last week, and someone referred me to Edna de la Cruz. I watched her video and asked her if you could do what she did without using Crisco, (as I just use butter or SMBC due to my own taste and also, all natural, mostly organic is going to be my niche.) She was kind enough to respond but since my question so worded horribly and i hadnt specified that it was the shortening I don't like, she said you have to use shortening and since she hates Crisco too, she uses that high ratio one. Well, that is even more out of my ballpark, but since I was a dolt and asked the wrong question, I didn't want to ask her again.

So can you get sharp edges and super smooth surfaces with SMBC? Thanks from the Dolt!
Nancy
post #2 of 51

Here is a video to show you how. I use the same method, love SMBC. There is another lady I like that uses a blow torch,lol. Cant seem to find hers.

 

http://youtu.be/XK1Pec79tXc

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post #3 of 51
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Thank you! I have a blowtorch!!
post #4 of 51
Upside down method. Look 400

And that's before I did any touch ups. If a klutz like me can do it I know anybody can lol
post #5 of 51
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I'm not understanding how to do that! If its iside-down, how do I do the top?? icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 51

Nancy there is a tutorial on the upside down method on the main page of CC at the moment.

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Or type upside down frosting into the CC search bar if it is not coming up for you.

post #8 of 51

Hey Nancy all this time I never knew that Jennifer, the lady on the video was a CC member.

 

And here she is, with her blow torch.

 

http://youtu.be/-ICDz6kYgiw

 

Thanks Jennifer!

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post #9 of 51
If I try to explain it won't make sense lol. Google it jessicakes has an awesome video tutorials
post #10 of 51
Nicely done Morgan! (I assume it's Morgan?) icon_wink.gif
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post #11 of 51
Actually, smbc and similar icings can get nicer edges than shortening based stuff. Ganache is easiest of course, but the good butter based meringue icings are the next easiest to achieve those results with.
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I'm so glad I can do this! I wasn't going to give up my SMBC recipe, discovered from here and made with great help from CC members!

Now I am off to,see the blow torch lady!! Yay!!

Thank you, all,
Nancy
post #13 of 51
Oh yeah, it's a dream to work with. I made American BC I think a total of two times and once I discovered the joys of smbc and ganache...never messed with ABC again.
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post #14 of 51
Yes it is AZ! Haha thanks!
post #15 of 51

This is my first weekend with SMBC and upside-down icing also!  Love it- the edge was great!  Next experiment is ganche.

Linda
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