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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Claire138

I recently found the guide that Rae posted and have found it makes all the difference, definitely worked for me.



Where can I fin d RAE method?
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post #17 of 22
It's not Rae's method but one she posted on her previous post, go back a page and you will find it. Good luck!
post #18 of 22
If I'm following your original post correctly, you cut your own boards. My guess is you're using your board as a guide and your board may not be perfectly circular. That's why I don't use foam core. I can never get them round roundicon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 22
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Okay, I'm trying to contain myself. This is the 4th cake dummy this weekend I iced. This is the FIRST cake in 5 years that I have been able to get a round top with BC icing!!!!!!

Okay, now think. Why in the h^## did I get a perfect round top?? Well, what I did this time was sit my butt down in a chair and scrape the icing off the side with a bench scraper. I did this to be sure my scraper was 100% straight. I normally just bend over and eye it.

I hot glued a small level to my spatula to make sure when I took the excess off the top it was level all the way until the middle of the cake.

Regarding my boards not being cut in a complete circle. I use a circle cutter from the scrapbooking section that has a blade on it that makes perfect circles. I use that as my guide with a hot knife to cut it out. Thanks for the input! =)

Let's hope I keep this up. I really want to do borderless borders.... Now my next quest, lets get those pesky spatula marks off the top of the cake....=)



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post #20 of 22
Looks great!
post #21 of 22
Mikel, wet your spatula and glide it over the top. Don't dry it off-that's what helps me to get rid of those marks.
post #22 of 22
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Mikel, wet your spatula and glide it over the top. Don't dry it off-that's what helps me to get rid of those marks.



Thanks! U know someone told me this about doing the sides of my cake with the scraper. It works!! I dip my scraper in hot/boiling water and shake the excess off. What a huge difference! After I took the latest pic I went back with a spray bottle of hot water and mist the top of the cake and gently rubbed the marks away.

I really appreciate all the help!
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