Smoothing Buttercream

Decorating By jxg255 Updated 7 Mar 2011 , 9:43pm by sillywabbitz

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jxg255 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 9:27pm
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icon_biggrin.gif I was watching the cake decorating at a local grocery store and the decorator was dipping her spatula into hot water and without wiping it off she smoothed out the buttercream...I just tried it on a small cake and it works perfect..the woman did shake off excess water...I just tried it with white...1/2 butter 1/2 shortening buttercream

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sillywabbitz Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 9:43pm
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What type of BC are you using? Usually the water causes the buttercream to get sticky or worse weep color. If I don't dry my knife well enough, I get little pools of water along the edge that can cause issues with color etc. Glad it worked out for youicon_smile.gif

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