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post #1 of 39
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Being new here can someone please tell me what the melvira method is? I'm sorry if I offend anyone by not knowing ths!
~Sarah~
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post #2 of 39
It is without a doubt, THE best, number one, undisputable, hands down, no contest method for smoothing (crusted) buttercream icing to look as smooth as fondant. I found it just a few months ago and I think I'm her biggest cheerleader!!

http://cakecentral.com/article83-Quick--Easy-Smooth-Icing-Using-a-Roller-Melvira-Method.html
post #3 of 39
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Thank you for your reply. I'm going to try that this week and will let you know how it goes. Thanx again.
~Sarah~
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I'm a bit confused about what the plastic bottle thingy is for and how to make that plastic bottle...well.... thingy. icon_redface.gif Also, why would I want rounded corners on my bc cake instead of sharp, well-defined corners?
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post #5 of 39
You don't use the plastic bottle thingy with Melvira's method, just the foam roller. I think you're confusing it with another method. The corners with her method aren't rounded.
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post #6 of 39
I've used the Melvira method since purchasing the high-density foam rollers not too long ago. Its an awesome way to get your cakes looking professionally smooth and hands down is the way to go.

Plastic thing? Not sure what that's all about?
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post #7 of 39
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Originally Posted by crazy4sugar

I'm a bit confused about what the plastic bottle thingy is for and how to make that plastic bottle...well.... thingy. icon_redface.gif Also, why would I want rounded corners on my bc cake instead of sharp, well-defined corners?



This is used for cakes that have a contour edge. It allows you to make sure it is even all the way around.
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post #8 of 39
I'm just so happy to have stumbled upon this thread. I can't wait to try this method! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 39
I think the plastic thing is for the faux fondant technique. It is something different than the Melvira method.
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post #10 of 39
I've seen and heard of this method for several months now. I finally got a roller and tried it for the first time today. I don't know how I ever survived without it. My cakes are so much smoother.
Tina
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post #11 of 39
Hmmm...not sure what post I was reading then. I love the high-density foam roller! icon_razz.gif
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post #12 of 39
Welcome to the forum. Just an FYI, there is a search option in the forums section, where you can enter a keyword and find threads that apply. You have the options of searching in thread titles only, in text only, or in both titles and text.

If you, or any newbie, needs help getting around the search option, send me a PM. I was new here once, too, so I know how it feels to not be able to find something by myself.

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post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by cwcopeland

I've seen and heard of this method for several months now. I finally got a roller and tried it for the first time today. I don't know how I ever survived without it. My cakes are so much smoother.



That's exactly how I feel about it. 25 years I've been doing cakes and thought I was pretty good at smoothing BC, but this is THE best technique I've learned in my entire life!
post #14 of 39
I've been doing the Viva paper towel and fondant smoother method.

I can't wait to try this. Anything to make it easier is a good thing. Plus DH ALWAYS loves an excuse to go to the hardware store.
~Erica

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post #15 of 39
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Too true! I'm soon going to be the proud owner of several spackling tools and high density rollers. DH also getting wood to make me a display case for my flowers etc.,
~Sarah~
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