Originally Posted by dandelion56602
My turntable is the crappy plastic Wilton one. I know, I know! So, would you put a 4" on another board? Since mine was for a stacked cake I had the board cut to size, actually just a little bigger so I didn't have to worry as much w/ straight sides-just held my spatula on the edge of that cardboard. But b/c my cake kept moving I ended up w/ a freakin tilted cake anyway. Thankfully other people are oblivious.
I understand sticking the skewer in, but I've heard nightmares about people's icing sliding off a frozen cake--am I misunderstanding?
I'm not exactly sure what you mean. I can usually keep a thumb on the board if nesessary to keep it from sliding.
When I ice a little cake or a hex or a petal shape, I pipe the icing on like with an open piping bag, just a coupler no tip. I just go 'round and 'round and 'round. Then I smooth it with a spatula. If it's crusting bc I pat it down with a smooth towel.