Also, sorry for not being able to zoom in closer to the cake so you can see more detail. With my busy life as a mommy, wife and friend, I only had a few moments to video between naps, meals, diaper changing, school drop offs/pick ups, etc! – so I set up the tripod and got ‘er done for all of you! Also, sorry for forgetting what an offset spatula is called! – wow, how things escaped my mind when the camera started to roll! :)A few things I forgot to mention in the video that might be helpful!
1. This technique works with butter based butter creams. So, a Swiss/Italian Meringue butter cream or my other marshmallow based butter cream will work. Click here for the recipes and go down to “What butter cream do you use?”. If you’re using a shortening based buttercream, you can try freezing the cake a bit. The cake just needs to be solid so you can flip it around and it doesn’t loose it’s shape.
2. If you don’t have a turn table to spare (or if it won’t fit your fridge) you can use a large piece of cardboard to flip the cake onto. To do that, you’d cover a sturdy/flat piece of cardboard with the wax paper, and flip the cake onto that instead of directly onto your wax-covered turn table like I show in the video. Because I only make one or two tiers, I just use my turn table…but if you’re making several tiers, you’ll want to use cardboard so you can keep your turn table for the other cakes. Then, slide the cardboard/cake off the turn table and refrigerate before flipping it over.Edited to add (7/24/11): If you’re uncomfortable flipping the cake there is another technique I’ve used and really love too! I saw it on an Australian cake maker’s website…click HERE. She puts a board on top of her cake, lines it up with the bottom board, crumb coats and wipes the ganache off using a plastic trowel placed up against both boards. Really easy!! – probably easier than the upside down frosting technique!
Anyway, I hope you all find this video super useful!!! This video is 15 minutes long…so now you too can ice a cake and get perfectly straight sides/edges in less than 15 minutes!!!
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