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post #121 of 143

I let mine dry or it will stick to the paper towels...

post #122 of 143

I let mine dry or it will stick to paper towels....I put mine in fridge to harden first...

post #123 of 143

Hi Dear: Somebody can help me please with this récipe, I am frustrared, because I did it exactly and I don't happy with the result, maybe I did a mistake.

I can read both languages, I don't have problems. Have you a wounderful day.

post #124 of 143

I've tried the paper towel technique before with limited success, but this method really works!  Fondant is nasty, so happy that I will never have to use it again. icon_biggrin.gif  Thank you!!!!!

post #125 of 143
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Originally Posted by tutugirl View Post

I am sure medium consistency would be fine but I use stiff because I don't like to wait to use the viva towel...I use it right away after the hot knife. Now that said...I am a rock climber and have really good forearms getting a stiff icing out of an 18 tip is no easy task stiff.


I make my own fondant and it has a great flavor but nothing compares to the flavor of my buttercream, plus I think I can smooth a buttercream cake better than a fondant cake...since most of my cakes are buttercream I get lots of practice.


Doing fondant is a lot faster if you buy the fondant but since I make my own by hand and the mixer makes the buttercream...the time making the fondant and the time icing a cake in buttercream is about the same. I can ice a 14/11/8/5 in about 1 1/2 hours which is not that bad.
post #126 of 143
So I've just been doing cakes for a little while but can you answer a question. So after you ice your cake before you put fondant on it do you chill it in the refrigerator? I do mine then when I go to add the fondant I take it out and put it straight on the cake but the the cake begins to sweat very badly so should I chill it after I ice it or just put the fondant on right after its iced?
post #127 of 143

Where I can buy VIVA® Brand Paper Towels?

post #128 of 143
I tried this technique and all I can say is my cakes look way better!!! Thank you for your very detailed tutorial!!!
post #129 of 143

Hi,

I am not sure what is your recipe for the icing.  What is hi-flavor?  And what cake recipe did you use?

Beautiful tutorial.

Thanks,

Trebor

post #130 of 143

Hi,

I am not sure what is your recipe for the icing.  What is hi-flavor?  And what cake recipe did you use?

Beautiful tutorial.

Thanks,

Trebor

post #131 of 143

Hi,

Just sent you an email, but this blank page showed.  So here goes again.

I am not sure if this is your recipe.  What is hi-flavor?  What cake recipe did you use?

Beautiful tutorial.

Trebor

post #132 of 143

Por lo general es en el uso de  crisco que ocaciona que no quede la receta bien. Pero cual es el problema?

post #133 of 143

 I have successfully used hot water before but never in combination with the Viva towels.  I will definitely try this.  Although I love the clean look of fondant, most kids seem to prefer buttercream (even to marshmallow fondant) so most of my cakes are done this way and it is extremely tedious getting the clean, smooth look.  Thanks for the tip.

post #134 of 143

"Go around the cake" in sections -- in the same motion/direction you put the icing on?

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post #135 of 143

What is the "hi ratio" that you are using in your icing recipe?

 

Gina

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