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my daughters 8th birthday cake

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So I didn't know what kind of cake to make for her birthday and this is what I came up with. Technically this is my 3rd ever fondant cake and it took less time and I'm improving or at least I think so. However the top was a pain. Any tips on frosting a custom cut cake without tearing it up?
post #2 of 9
If you mean that your cake is tearing when you apply frosting, your buttercream is too thick. Thin it out a little with water, milk, cream, or corn syrup.

Cute cake; I bet your daughter loved it!
post #3 of 9

Also I use a frosting tip on some cakes. it spreads a even layer of icing and gives you minimal workings.instead of smoothing all the icing you just smooth the lines.

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Yes it tore but what I did was I did not have a small enough square pan so I cut it down to size and when I applied frosting to the cake edges it was like trying to frost well the inside of a cake.
I never thought of using a frosting tip to do it. Do you use one of those extra large tips?
And thanks my daughter is in love with it!!
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They actually have a tip called the Icer Tip.  It is very large and has a large narrow slit so you can put a nice even layer on your cakes.  After I carve a cake, I usually press it to firm it back up then pop it in the freezer before I ice it! HTH

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Good tip. But does the pressing it not squish it? And what is HTH?
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You just want to press the "loose" cake on the sides back into itself--not sure how to word that--  you want to make it not feel like icing the inside of a cake like you said-- =-)  HTH (Hope that Helps)

post #8 of 9

Are you talking about a crumb coat?  I put a crumb coat of thinned out icing on my cold cake first, wait til it crust and then ice the cake.

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Virginia 323.253.8213
www.urbanainez.com
He is the man of my dreams, my prince; He gives me the desires of my heart, He completes me. His name is Jesus
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AWESOME!

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