I finally got a chance to use the paint roller to smooth a cake. I almost fell over at how great it worked. Much better then I dreamed it would. I finally can smooth a cake now! I am sooooooo happy.
Thanks for the tips! This is the best group ever.
alright, I really need to try this now!
How exactly does that work? DO you put something over the cake before you roll it?
bought my paint roller friday -just waiting to try it !!
Yes....please explain....that's two new tips I've read tonight for smoothing icing that I have never heard of.
Use a spray bottle filled with water.
Is the paint roller used with fondant or with BC?
I'd love to know more about both if anyone else has any info...
I used the paint roller along with a viva paper towel.. Lay the viva on the cake after it crusts and roll it smooth. It works great.
Melvira came up with this technque. Search :I share because I care
I can explain the spray bottle technique. Begin by crumb coating your cake, let it crust and then put the second coat of buttercream on. After you smooth the 2nd coat of buttercream as well as you can, take your spray bottle filled with water and lightly mist the surface of the cake a couple of times. Then you go back with your spatula and smooth the top of the cake. Repeat the same spraying around all sides of the cake and then smooth. The spatula should easily glide across the surface; if it drags the icing use a little more water. When you have the water on the surface of the cake you do not need to use as much pressure with the spatula as you would normally also. I probably made it sound more complicated than it really is. But, it really works great for me. Hope this helps!
i bought the foam paint roller tonight at wal-mart. they only had the 3 inch one... think it will work?