Viva Method And Issue

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bubbiesbougie Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:27pm
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Anyone else notcie that when you use the viva paper towel method, you are left with fuzzies on the cake.... I have no idea whats going on but it's gross!

I just notcied this and have stopped using this method. What else can I use ( I have tried parchment and wax paper not as effective).

What other methods do you use?

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LisaStephens Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:41pm
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I used to use the Viva method, never had any problems but recently switched to using the sponge roller and I LOVE IT! So much faster and smoother. You can purchase at any hardware/paint store

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cutiger Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:47pm
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Your buttercream needs to be crusted before you use the Viva. Or at least not tacky when you touch it.

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cindynes Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:48pm
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I haven't had any problems with Viva towels either, however, I just started using the "upside-down frosting method" demonstrated by jessicakes on her website and I will never frost a cake the old way
I did a 12", 10" and 8" cake using this method and it worked out great! I used Reynolds Freezer paper instead of wax paper (wax paper absorbed the moisture from the buttercream and it started to tear). Give it a try on your next cake, I think you'll be converted too!! OH yeah, and a good tool to use to scrape the sides of the cake is a paint guide called 'Finish Factor' standard triple edge paint guide. You can find this in the hardware stores.Good luck.

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CasperCakeCreations Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 7:12pm
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The roller works good, but Make sure that you use a high density roller. I have also used the roller along with viva.

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cakegroove Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 8:09pm
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I have issues with the roller leaving grooves in the icing from the edges of the roller

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