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post #61 of 148
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Oh no, Mimi, that stinks! And puglady, I don't know why I didn't get the message that you had posted on this thread, I'm sorry if it seemed like I wasn't here for you!! I'll start with Puglady's questions...

A crusting BC is essentially a buttercream that will get dry on the outside after you ice the cake. I believe it's the meringue powder that does it... at least I think it is! A good example would be the Wilton Class BC. It is a crusting icing. There are lots of good recipes on this site as well. I think the types that don't crust are like IMBC, but I have never used it, so I could be wrong! And yes, the foam roller package should say high density!

Now, Mimi, the brand I use is called 'Quick Solutions', but I think Rubbermaid might make one too. It is in the regular paint section, usually near the full size rollers. But it's just a smaller roller with foam heads instead of the fluffy stuff you use on the wall. I believe they may be technically considered 'trimmers'. The thread I started called "I share because I care" has a picture in it that might help you! Perhaps you can print it out and take it to them!

Good luck to you both!
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post #62 of 148
I was so excited to try this technique! I got my roller at Ace Hardware and got some extra heads to have on hand. I made a babyshower cake and used them - so cool. My DH saw me using the roller and asked where I learned the secret I said CC and he just rolled his eyes and said I have lost my wife to CC - I had to laugh this site is so truly addictive. Thanks Melvira for sharing such an awsome technique.
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post #63 of 148
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Ah, Rebecca, he's just jealous! He wishes he had a place like this to learn all the little tricks to his favorite hobbies, etc!! We are SO lucky!! icon_wink.gif
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post #64 of 148
I want to thank you again, Melvira. I used this technique on my horseshoe cake this weekend and it came out so smooth. I have always had a hard time smoothing the inside of the horseshoe and this worked so well.

Anything that makes my life easier is appreciated!!!

Diane
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post #65 of 148
Thank you for introducing this to us all - it has now become my fav! Even my thick peanut butter cup icing looks 100% better!!!!! The time you've saved me is priceless!!!

Happy Holidays!!!!
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post #66 of 148
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You are all so welcome! I am so pleased to hear how well it's working! Keep up those gorgeous cakes!!
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post #67 of 148
going to buy a roller this weekend!!!!!!!
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post #68 of 148
Yeeey me too!!! OK, so just to make sure I understood everything, it should say HIGH DENSITY on the package right? And it must be foam, right? Just want to make sure before I go shopping, thanks!

Ohhh and you know... I have an idea, we should have a link here at CC for a Support Group for DH, Fiancees, Partners, etc, who have lost their loved ones to CC!! icon_razz.gificon_eek.gificon_razz.gif
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post #69 of 148
I have used those rollers a million times and never thought to use it that way!!!!! Thanks so much for the tip!!!!!!
post #70 of 148
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Yes, it definitely needs to be foam, and it SHOULD say high-density ont he package. Now that I've said that you will run across the ONE brand that won't! icon_wink.gif Good luck, I hope you'll like this technique!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #71 of 148
hahah i read through all five pages of this post..seeing if my question would be asked: does it say high density on the package? ahahah

i hope to go today to home depot and pick one up..i have a cake due on sunday! yay and thanks!!
post #72 of 148
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Isn't it always AFTER you've read through 20 pages that you find what you need on page 21!?!?!?! Life is funny that way! But at least you did find it! icon_wink.gif
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post #73 of 148
Hey Melvira..I am glad you are around again...haven't seen you for a few weeks around CC!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #74 of 148
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Oh, I've been here Jane... accusing people of using their rear ends as dinner plates and whining about single word photo gallery entries. icon_wink.gif You just haven't seen the right threads apparently!! hahaha! It's nice to know I've been missed though! Makes me feel good!
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post #75 of 148
Melvira-

I've used this great technique on what most people would consider a non-crusting buttercream. My powdered sugar buttercream is made with all butter (no shortening) and no meringue powder, so it doesn't crust in the same way that a typical crusting buttercream recipe might (though it does dry a little bit on the surface eventually.
Anyway, the roller technique worked really well. All I had to do was put the cake in the fridge for about 5 minutes first to firm up the icing.

I also use IMBC from time to time. The roller wouldn't work on this kind of icing when soft--it would stick quite badly--but I bet it would work once the icing has hardened in the fridge. This icing smooths quite well anyway, but every little trick helps! I'll have to try it next time I make an IMBC cake. I'll let you know!
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