smoothing with a paper towel

(Hollister, NC)

I read someone else's questions and they said something about smoothing the buttercream with a paper towel.

What does this mean?

What do you do this for and how do you do it?

It seems that every time I visit your web site, I find something that gets my curiosity going.

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Mar 13, 2009
Paper Towel Method
by: Michelle (admin)

There are several schools of thought on how best to achieve smooth frosting. One of these is the paper towel method.

You need to use a crusting buttercream for this (you can add 1 teaspoon of meringue powder per pound of powdered sugar to our basic buttercream recipe).

After the cake is frosted you refrigerate for an hour or so to give the frosting time to crust, then using a smooth paper towel (Viva brand or similar), you place it on the frosting, gently smooth in a circular motion with your hand, move the paper towel and repeat. Continue until all the frosting is perfectly smooth.

Thanks for your question.

Michelle (editor)

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