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Hi Nancy, LOVE LOVE LOVE the show!! It is everything I wanted to refresh my skills from classes I took. I am having problems getting a real smooth look on my cakes when I ice them. Whether I work it to the end or to the middle I am still left with lines and marks on the cake. I have done some awesome cakes but I still see lines.

Trini - from Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

You can get a smooth texture by dipping a long spatula in hot water, drying it and immediately smoothing it across the top of your cake layer. If you’re still having problems, allow the buttercream to crust slightly (let the cake sit 30-60 minutes after icing), place a sheet of parchment on the cake surface, and smooth your hands over the parchment. Remove the parchment and you’ll have a smooth, even surface.


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