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I just have to share this! I finally tried cake spackle from Toba Garrett's book The Well-decorated Cake (http://www.tobagarrett.com/meet.html) and wow! It turned my hideous Wilton pan 6" rounds into a thing of beauty!

I'm not sure what's up with my 6" rounds. I'm using the Wilton 6"x2" pans. Here they are leveled and layered.

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See? The sides are awful looking ... and part of it stuck to the pan icon_sad.gif They're so small, it's hard to get a for me to get a clean level.

Add spackle...
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BAM! Nice, clean edge cake to start icing.

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I hadn't finished the top with the pic was taken, but here:
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I just thought that was the coolest thing ever. Anyone have any bad experiences with cake spackle? If you don't know what that is, I think google-books allows you to preview that section in her book. So far, my first spackled cake is holding up well.
post #2 of 35
I JUS bough the book yesterday and read abou cake spacke! I am soooo gonna spacke my next cake!
post #3 of 35
Have her book, but haven't needed to use spackle yet...will certainly try it now!

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post #4 of 35
Yes cake spackle is great.
post #5 of 35
That's pretty cool. I've never heard of the cake spackle thing. Am I right to assume that it's just cake crumbs mixed with icing? icon_biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 35
Awesome!! I needed that for my most recent cake!
post #7 of 35
guess i have to buy the book lol. can't find googlebook or the recipe. ahvell icon_smile.gif
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post #8 of 35
OMG, did you see her prices?!?
Go her!
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post #9 of 35
I love it! Since learning the technique, the only times I haven't spackled was when I was covering with firm ganache.
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post #10 of 35
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here's the google book preview:

http://books.google.com/books?id=f9Kq4ajgGogC&printsec=frontcover&dq=toba+the+well+decorated+cake&ei=Fn1US7zQF4WyNqeKicon_eek.gifwM&cd=1

i was wrong though, it doesnt show the spackle part. i do highly recommend getting the book though!
post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by Evoir

Have her book, but haven't needed to use spackle yet...will certainly try it now!



Evoir, you don't have to "need" it to use it. I use it on most cakes. While it does work to fill in defects, it's also good just as a crumb coat, just to make a VERY stable base for your final frosting or fondant.

I sometimes will also use it, as Toba suggests, as a filling for the middle of a torted caked. In other words, if you have two cakes that you are torting into four layers for a tier, this gives you three places for filling. I use spackle for the middle one and regular filling for the other two.

And the recipe is a non-specific mix of cake trimmings, buttercream and filling. I usually use a ratio of 2-2-1 parts of each. But it really depends on the consistency of each and whether your filling is jam or mousse, etc. What you're aiming for is a thick paste. So I usually start with equal parts of cake and frosting, then add filling until it's spreadable, but still thick.
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post #12 of 35
Toba's cake spackle is just like cake balls. No Special recipe needed. If you can make cake balls, you can make the spackle. icon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 35
I just used this for the first time on a cake. (Mine didn't look as pretty as yours) Has anyone been successful in using this method to prevent blow-outs? Thanks for posting thumbs_up.gif
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post #14 of 35
I have her professional cake decorating book and found spackle quite interesting but I don't have that many cake scraps. So I have yet to try it...but looking forward to.
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Edited: Weird double post, sorry.
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