My roomie is a stellar baker! She makes all kinds of really delicious baked goods and last November while she was (so kindly!) making my birthday she showed me this fantastic method for icing cakes!
This simple process will help you create cakes that are evenly iced and gorgeous. Here's how:
1: Get an "icing station" ready. You want to gather everything you will be using into one area so that all the essentials are at hand. I have a lazy susan (for spinning the cake plate with ease), torn pieces of a paper towel, a frosting spatula, and of course, frosting (try my easy recipe here).
For this post I'm made a red velvet cake and I will be frosting it with a buttercream frosting and chopped chocolate chips!
2: Place the cake on the lazy susan and using a frosting spatula, frost the cake in a smooth thin layer. (it's okay if it doesn't look perfect, you are adding another layer later.)
3: Cover your index finger with a piece of paper towel and wipe off any excess icing (this is when the lazy susan is most helpful!).
Should look something like this:
4: Pop the cake in the fridge for a few minutes (10-15) to allow the frosting to harden a little. After the cake has chilled, repeat steps 2 and 3 and top with whatever you like!
And that's all it takes to perfectly
frost a cake with ease!