How To Get Perfectly Smooth Buttercream Icing

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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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