I have seen a tutorial where they used an L-shaped tool from hardware store to smooth buttercream on cake sides. Does anybody know what its called?
I just ran downstairs to look in my my sketch book because I had written it down when I was watching a tutorial on covering a cake in ganache. It is called a metal square.
I think it may be called a mitre square but am not 100%. Just go to the store and describe it and they will find it for you - I did and the man thought I was completely mad when I said it was for cakes but he found it straight away anyway - gave him a laugh!
At ICES, several demonstrators used a paint edge tool that looks like a piece of those old-fashioned window blinds with a metal handle attached. I have bench scrapers but sometimes they aren't wide enough. Like the paint edge tool idea!
Try square or mitre square, I believe...it should be with the levelers, that is where they had them in my HOme Depot
You can also use a drywall knife (a.k.a. mud knife, mud trowel) as a smoother. They come in stainless steel and up to (I think) 12 inches long.
The item you asked about is also called a carpenter's square or a framing square.
Thanks you all so much. Mitre square was exactly it!!! Gotta love cake central
It's also called a tri-square/try-square.
I bought mine at Home Depot for 7.99
The one I found has a 1 mm gap at the bottom which I don't like. The one I saw Michelle Rea use had a complete L with a solid base.
Please let me know if you find the same type of tool.