An Expression of Art

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tips: Smoothing a Cake

If you used meringue powder in your icing, wait 5-10 mins after icing the cake until this dries. Cut a large piece of wax paper and place it on top of the iced cake and smooth it with your hands by sliding your hand on top of the wax paper. Do the same for the sides of the cake. This will make your cake look smooth. Repeat steps if necessary.


Another method that I prefer very often is the "viva" method. Viva is the brand of a paper kitchen towel. Place smooth side of the towel touching crusted buttercream frosted cakes on top. Slide your hand in circular motion gently across the towel without pressing hard. Once you assess how much pressure you can use, then you can press slightly until you get a smooth cake. For me, this works better than wax paper and it is very easy to use. The towel doesn't stick to the buttercream, but always starts by using slight pressure until you get a hold of it.


Amanda said...

which buttercream frosting would u use for this? thx

The Cake Stylist said...

Here is the link to the recipe: