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post #91 of 148
I tried this for the first time last night - on a LIGHTLY crusting buttercream that is difficult to smooth. Melvira, you should have kept this to yourself until you could patent and sell special cake smoothers! This is a marvelous technique!

Thank you for sharing it.
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post #92 of 148
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Dang... I could've been rich by now!! icon_sad.gif I guess I'll have to settle for the inner glow that comes from helping people achieve prettier cakes. Hey... you can't spend it, but it sure feels good! icon_wink.gif
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post #93 of 148
Shucks, this is the last day I am home before I return to work... I am going to the store to purchase one and giving it a whirl ~ my co-workers can eat the product tomorrow.

What a wonderful thing to share Melvira! I would still work on a patent for the "official" Melvira tool. I think there are a lot of people who would still buy it. I would and there isn't a thing in the cake decorating aisles now ~ and as many of us CC'ers there are, there are still some people who are "in the dark" lol, and not here... I say go for it. icon_smile.gif

Thanks again!
~Val~
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post #94 of 148
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Thanks Valerie!! I have been working on the idea of patenting a few of my ideas and selling them. If you think the roller is the only trick up my sleeve... icon_twisted.gif

Bless you all for your positive reinforcement!
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post #95 of 148
Can this method be used on fondant?
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post #96 of 148
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It absolutely can!! You can use it to smooth the icing first so you have a nice smooth surface for the fondant, then after you apply the fondant you can use the roller to smooth it as well! It's very versatile!
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post #97 of 148
Tried this for the first time the other day (my friend's birthday cake). What I think I did wrong was put the cake in the fridge to let the buttercream crust... then let it come to room temperature....caused soft spots that the (barely damp) sponge roller picked up. Is it better just to let the buttercream crust at room temperature? Must say, some spots did come out alot smoother than when I use a spatula. Like any other technique, I need practice!

deb
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post #98 of 148
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Yes, you just need to let the icing crust at room temp for 10-15 minutes depending on humidity. Someone else informed me that you can use non-crusting buttercream if you put it in the fridge for a little while, but I have not tried that. (I really am going to!!) I always recommend that for the best results you use crusting BC and let it sit at room temp uncovered to crust before rolling or the tacky icing will stick to the roller. I am sure if you try that you will be much happier with your results. The good part about this method is that there isn't a huge learning curve. Good luck!!
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post #99 of 148
Melvira---You are a genius!!!!!! I finally went out and bought the roller at Home Depot last weekend. My husband and I spent 10 minutes making sure we had the right one.
I used it on my 1st paid cake (for my best friend!) and it was AWSOME!! My husband said, "why did you wait so long to buy that thing, the cake looks perfect!".
I wouldn't go that far, but it took a so-so iced cake and turned it into something I can actually be proud of. I was almost ready to give up on making this a hobby-business while I am a SAHM but now there is hope for my cakes!!!
THANKS SO MUCH!!
Now Eleanor's mommy too~~born on the 4th of July, 2007!
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post #100 of 148
I will definitely have to go buy a couple and do this technique...thanks Melvira
Anybody with artistic ability can make a cake look beautiful, but it takes someone with the heart and soul of a "true baker" to get in the kitchen, bake from scratch, and make that cake taste good.
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Anybody with artistic ability can make a cake look beautiful, but it takes someone with the heart and soul of a "true baker" to get in the kitchen, bake from scratch, and make that cake taste good.
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post #101 of 148
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korensmommy, that is wonderful! I am so happy to hear of your success! Keep up the great (and funny!!) cakes! icon_wink.gif
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post #102 of 148
IT WORKS! IT'S FAST AND EASY. I WAS IN AWE AS TO HOW FAST IT WAS.
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post #103 of 148
I bought my rollers today!! Can't wait to try the Melvira Method!!
post #104 of 148
The roller works so well! Thanks icon_smile.gif
Deirdre
Mom to 4 sweet boys:
Aidan 10
Patrick 8
Owen 6
Daniel 3
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Deirdre
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Daniel 3
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post #105 of 148
Used your method again, this time let the icing crust at room temperature - and I finally got the hang of this - definitely need a light touch doing this, but was so pleased with the results (my christening cake). Thanks again Melvira! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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