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post #91 of 141
Tutu,
Can I use regular vegetable shortening such as Crisco? I cannot find the Hi Ratio here.
If the theory turns out to be right, that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.
Brian Greene


All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
George Harrison
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If the theory turns out to be right, that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.
Brian Greene


All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
George Harrison
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post #92 of 141
I can't see the images... can you repost them?
post #93 of 141
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post #95 of 141
Wonderful! Thank you so much!
post #96 of 141
Could you tell me what recipe you used for your buttercream?
post #97 of 141
Tutugirl is the cake on a cake board the same size as the cake itself?
CAKE CARTEL, FT. MYERS, FL I can do that!
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CAKE CARTEL, FT. MYERS, FL I can do that!
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post #98 of 141
Would you share your icing recipe? Also, do you have any tips on icing cakes for events that held outdoors in the summer months? I am worried that the icing will melt.
post #99 of 141
when using the Viva towel do I let it crust a little bit? so that the paper won smear the buttercream?
post #100 of 141
Your icing looks so smooth and gorgeous. I have seen this method and tired it. the other insturctions I have read, have said to let the icing set for about 10 minutes before smoithing over with the towel and fondant smoother. Does your method call for letting it set or do you just use the hot spatula and imediately use the paper towel and smoother?
post #101 of 141
What kind of icing do you use? Can you give us the recipe?
post #102 of 141

This technique is an old one before the invention of fondant icing.  I am 54 years old and when I was a teenager the lady my instructor taught me this technique.  It's great to see that it is being used again. 

post #103 of 141
What is a viva towel?
post #104 of 141

 Viva is a brand of kitchen paper towels. I believe they're a Kimberly-Clark product, much like Kleenex and Kimwipes.

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post #105 of 141

Up until now I've only used a shortening only recipe. Would using her recipe of half shortening and half butter require keeping the cake in the fridge after it's decorated? I know in her tutorial she said she let it in the fridge to set up a little, but once it's decorated do I need to keep it in the fridge because of the butter? Right now it's winter in my area so we keep my house at around 72-73. The last time I made a butter based frosting in the spring, it melted down the sides of my cake and ruined the cake. I want to do this technique for 2 cakes for next weekend so I don't want to ruin them by not fridging them but I normally don't have space for them so would clean out my fridge before hand if needed. Ideas anyone?

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