Butter Cream And Stensils

Decorating By kelcyjs Updated 1 Sep 2009 , 4:36pm by cdavis

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kelcyjs Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 4:05pm
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I'm making a 2 tiered cake for my nice but she doesn't like my fondant and wants butter cream instead. I have never done a cake in only butter cream, how do i make it smooth and how do i add the detail (she wants a music scale around the bottom)? I could use any tips/advise.

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cdavis Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 4:36pm
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Use a crusting buttercream. Wait until it crusts and then smooth it with a Viva paper towel. Viva is the only one without a pattern on it. I lay a viva towel on it and then roll over it with a small 6" rolling pin. Let it crust up very well and then add your design with a stencil and some thinned out buttercream or royal icing. You want it thin enough to smooth out but not thin enough to run. Hope this helps.

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