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post #16 of 25
I still recommend Perfecting the Art of Buttercream by Sharon Z. It's awesome and can get you that look if you follow all of her stepsicon_smile.gif

When I'm lazy and skip a step or don't put enough buttercream on to start I still get dimples etc but if I follow the process completely I get a darn close almost fondant look. You can order her DVD from www.sugaredproductions.com

Her other DVDs are great too but Perfecting the Art of Buttercream is a must have.
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post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

I didn't have any success with the roller method, so not everything works for everyone. If the paper towels don't work for you either, try a hot spatula that's heated with either boiling water or a torch.



I do this. I also use IMBC as opposed to ABC. I typically put my cake in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes and then I come back and smooth it with a spatula and a scraper. My edges get so smooth and sharp people can't believe it's not fondant.
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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

I still recommend Perfecting the Art of Buttercream by Sharon Z. It's awesome and can get you that look if you follow all of her stepsicon_smile.gif

When I'm lazy and skip a step or don't put enough buttercream on to start I still get dimples etc but if I follow the process completely I get a darn close almost fondant look. You can order her DVD from www.sugaredproductions.com

Her other DVDs are great too but Perfecting the Art of Buttercream is a must have.



thumbs_up.gif Totally agree! My cakes look sooooo much better now that I have learned this technique. And I too, am often asked if my buttercream is fondant!
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by unctoothlady

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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

I still recommend Perfecting the Art of Buttercream by Sharon Z. It's awesome and can get you that look if you follow all of her stepsicon_smile.gif

When I'm lazy and skip a step or don't put enough buttercream on to start I still get dimples etc but if I follow the process completely I get a darn close almost fondant look. You can order her DVD from www.sugaredproductions.com

Her other DVDs are great too but Perfecting the Art of Buttercream is a must have.



thumbs_up.gif Totally agree! My cakes look sooooo much better now that I have learned this technique. And I too, am often asked if my buttercream is fondant!


Is the DVD worth it? It doesn't have the best reviews. The reviews I read said that the DVD was basically showed the Viva method and it was a poor quality DVD. I almost bought it but I backed out because of that.
post #20 of 25
Karukaru,
Where did you read the reviews? I didn't even know there were reviews. In my mind it's 100% worth it. It's a lot more than just Viva. It's how to prevent the middle bulge, how to get straight sides and a clean top edge plus perfectly smooth buttercream. I can't recommend it enough. I'm on my phone right now but if you look in my pics find the graduation cake. That's before the DVD, then find the blue and white christening cake. That's after. Talk abort a world of difference. It's also 100% step by step. She doesnt skip anything. If it was just Viva, I wouldn't need to watch it before every cake I do. I watch it on a higher speed but it's still so helpful. I hope you consider it. All of her DVDs are great but this one is the best.
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post #21 of 25
SOOO much more than just Viva! I am still not a master, but I feel like I have gotten better and have more understanding of what cakes should be like! If you are not ready to splurge on it, go look at a library. And if they don't have it--suggest that they get it! I did that....and how it is always checked out at our library. So hard to get my hands on it--I ended up buying it myself anyway! Ha!
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Karukaru,
Where did you read the reviews? I didn't even know there were reviews. In my mind it's 100% worth it. It's a lot more than just Viva. It's how to prevent the middle bulge, how to get straight sides and a clean top edge plus perfectly smooth buttercream. I can't recommend it enough. I'm on my phone right now but if you look in my pics find the graduation cake. That's before the DVD, then find the blue and white christening cake. That's after. Talk abort a world of difference. It's also 100% step by step. She doesnt skip anything. If it was just Viva, I wouldn't need to watch it before every cake I do. I watch it on a higher speed but it's still so helpful. I hope you consider it. All of her DVDs are great but this one is the best.


OMG the difference is like night and day! The Christening cake looks like fondant! I am definitely buying it! LOL I need to practice! Does she give you a recipe? because I think my recipe is also the problem. I use indydebbie's recipe and I can never get it that smooth (maybe I am the problem! LOL.) I read the reviews on Amazon I think. I was literally about to buy it and backed out. Thanks so much! I trust people from here more than random amazon reviewers so I am definitely getting it!
post #23 of 25
She does give a recipe and tells and shows you how to make it exactly right!
post #24 of 25
The viva towl methond worked very well for me! 1st time buttercream ever came out that smooth-I used the CBC recipe that is referenced in the tutorial.
post #25 of 25
My buttercream smoothing has taken off with leap and bounds since using the DVD on perfecting the art of buttercream by Sharon Zambito. So worth it. I hear she is having a sale soon, keep checking her website or sign-up for her mailing list. Used it on the latest cake in my gallery. You'll see the difference from my other cakes.
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