Icing A Petal Pan Wedding Cake

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indianacakesbylisa Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:57am
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I have a 4-tier petal pan wedding cake and I was wondering if there were any "tricks" to covering it in buttercream.

Please help!!!!! Desperate in Indiana!!!!!!!

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prterrell Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 1:08am
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Give yourself PLENTY of time to ice it. The petal and the heart are both a pain to ice.

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grandmom Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 10:26am
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Although I've never tried it, it seems as if the Melvira Method might be good for the petal shape. Look it up on this site.

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Bijoudelanuit Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:29pm
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I actually like working with the petal! Ice the top of the cake first and then smooth the sides little section by little section! I think it's easier as you have less to concentrate on at a time!

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JGMB Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:52pm
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I've only used the petal pan once so far (blue cake in my photos), but I was complaining out loud about how hard it was smoothing the frosting on the sides.

Husband to the rescue -- he said, "Why don't you use that paint roller like you do sometimes?" Yep, he and the previous poster were right, the Melvira method worked better than anything else I tried.

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DianeLM Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 2:25pm
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Pipe the icing onto the sides of the cake with the icer tip or my personal favorite, tip 12 going up and down. (Yes, it's terribly time consuming, but I can't use the icer tip properly because my hands are so small).

Doing it this way gives you even coverage over the whole cake. All you need to do is smooth out the seams with a hot spatula or scraper. You only need a very light touch.

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tiggy2 Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 7:30pm
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I would use sugarshack's method with the hot bench scraper and do a section at a time.

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