i'm really finding it difficult to pipe on the side of the cake. it has never come out perfect. has anyone got any advice on how to perfect my piping? by the way i use only buttercream and use a normal turtable not a tilted one.
I would recommend a tilted turntable as a good investment. Otherwise, I've had success with sliding a book or phone book or something underneath the front of a regular turntable to angle it, but make sure you have some sort of non-slip material on it to keep the cake from sliding. Not sure what you have available to you in the UK - we here in the states have this non-slip shelf liner that is GREAT with cakes....never do one without it.
Well as E said I elevate mine....I don't have a tilt turntable as of yet...don't know why though....I always try to set my cakes at eye level or I SIT at eyelevel to the cake to do the sides..... I just find it easier to do it this way.
(smacking self for not having the tilt table)