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Hi,

 

Can anyone advise me how to get a smooth finish to a cake.  On all the cakes I've made you can see where the 2 cakes are joined with buttercream.  Also I cover the cake with buttercream in order to stick fondant to it but it is never smooth and always shows the crumbs of the cake.  Please help?

Thanks

post #2 of 6
Ive been having a mare with this aswell, tried crusting buttercream that gasnt crusted, trying white ganache again this week, apparently if you can make it right it sets up hard and acts as a barrier so the line where the cakes join cant be seen.
post #3 of 6
To avoid the dreaded filling bulge your cake needs to settle. Fill it then cover in plastic wrap and then wait(overnight is best). If you're in a bit of a rush you can put something heavy on top (like a ceramic tile) to speed up the process(there's no set time but I usually wait at least 3 hours).
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Originally Posted by Embles View Post

Ive been having a mare with this aswell, tried crusting buttercream that gasnt crusted, trying white ganache again this week, apparently if you can make it right it sets up hard and acts as a barrier so the line where the cakes join cant be seen.

If you're using crisco your icing won't crust well. Use high ratio shortening; or at least use shortening that has trans fats. You'll see a world of difference!
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I agree on letting the cake settle....but I don't put anything on top.   I make sure my dam is piped on the inside of the cake...crumb coat...and put in frig overnight.  Period.   That's it.   No seams...no bulges.    I also completely ice the cake before putting on fondant...more becuase peeps here don't like fondant and plan on peeling it off.   My way ensures they will still have a "butter cream" cake to eat.

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your replies.  I've got another one to make tonight so I will try your suggestions.  I think my buttercream is too thick as well so will try to thin it a bit so it spreads easier.  Thanks again

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