Use this tag for questions about preparing, storing or using icing - a sugary topping for desserts such as cakes and donuts. Icing is generally thinner than frosting, and is commonly transparent. Also for questions about techniques for applying icing to the target baked good.
So you've got a nice, flat-topped cake after learning on Seasoned Advice how to eliminate doming and now you wish to ice it as perfectly smooth as you see it sometimes done commercially: no ridges ...
I'm going to attempt to do is bake a cake for my daughter's first birthday. The cake is going to be based on this recipe, but I want it to look more like this one. Now if you look at the 2nd link, it ...
Edited: Made the question a little less rambling. I always thought that icing a cake was a pretty simple process. And then I tried to actually do it. Oh boy, how wrong I was! It sounds simple ...