Remember Jenna Bush's wedding cake? I know it got a lot of talk on here but I can't find the posts.
Was wondering....did they use a crusting b/c, and then a cold spoon or do you think a hot spoon? Do they apply the buttercream in sections to prevent crusting....or do they let it crust and then work with the spoon?
Also...when they make a cake with the meringue-like points--do they use a hot or a cold spoon when trying it on buttercream?
I don't have an answer, but I'm curious about your questions about "cold" spoons. Are you talking about a spoon that has been chilled, or just a regular spoon versus a hot spoon -- as in hot knife?
I'm just talking about room temp spoon. As compared to a hot one, like a hot spatula is used to smooth.
Just wanted to post a link to the cake, so it might be easier for you to get an answer.
My 2 cents - if this was whipped frosting, they probably just used a rounded spatula/spreader. With crusting BC, if you can't do the effect with a spatula or spoon before it crusts, then a hot spoon afterwards should work. Have you considered SMBC or IMBC? It would be easier to work with for this effect, as it won't crust, it's nice and smooth, and you could fix any mistakes you make as you go. Good luck!
2TX that's exactly what I'm talking about. I was thinking a hot spoon would be the best way...thank you.
Dawn, thanks for posting the link. Usually I do use IMBC but had a request for regular buttercream, which I am out of practice on anymore! Ha ha...