Question About The Viva Paper Towel Method

Decorating By Rosegin Updated 3 Apr 2014 , 8:04pm by bakernoob

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Rosegin Posted 3 Apr 2014 , 7:00pm
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I bought these paper towels recently (not for buttercream, just to use) and when I used them to dry dishes, they left TONS of lint behind.  Don't they leave lint on cakes?  

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FioreCakes Posted 3 Apr 2014 , 7:56pm
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You must use a crusting buttercream and wait for it to crust before using the viva. Crusted buttercream has a dry feel to it, therefore lint should not stick. 

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bakernoob Posted 3 Apr 2014 , 8:04pm
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I have done this numerous times and have never noticed any lint left behind but just like FioreCakes mentioned you must use a crusting butter cream and let it dry before smoothing it with the paper towel. 

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