Originally Posted by breyes
I also would love a forum of all bc cakes. When I first found CC I was all about the fondant and covered my son't birthday cake with it because I thought it would be a nice canvas to work with. My family doesn't care much for the taste or texture of the fondant on a cake and I have begun to experiment with the bc, but find that it really is a skill to get that smooth look and crisp edge. I guess practice is what it takes. What method do people prefer to use in order to get a smooth finish to their bc???? I have read about the viva method, melvira's method, etc., but haven't tried them yet.
I ordered the DVD "Perfecting the Art of Buttercream" by Sharon Zambito. It was the best smoothing process I have seen yet. I have only tried it once but I could really see the difference from my previous attempts.