How To Make Icing Smooth Like Fondant

Want a smooth finish on your cake? Looking to avoid using fondant? If so, you will want to know how to make the icing smooth like fondant.


Using your offset spatula, spread a thin layer of frosting on the sides and top of your cake to create a crumb coat. Once applied, allow the cake to chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. The crumb coat works as a base for when you are decorating your cake.

Add a Crumb Coat to Your Cake


After the crumb coat is set, use an offset spatula to frost your cake while it is on the turntable. Fully cover the top and sides with icing. Don’t worry if it is not totally smooth yet, as the next steps will fix that.

Frost Your Cake


Use an icing smoother to further smooth the icing on the cake. This will help fill in any air pockets that may have formed. Make sure that the cake is fully covered in frosting and that there are no gaps.

Use an Icing Smoother to Smooth Cake


Place a smooth paper towel on top of the cake and use a fondant smoother to smooth out the frosting. Repeat the process on the sides of the cake.

Use a Smooth Paper Towel and Fondant Smoother

TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE ICING SMOOTH To give your cake a flat surface, you can use a serrated knife to trim off the top. This gives the cake a polished and professional look. When making a cake with layers, every layer should be trimmed to create a balanced appearance.

How To Make Icing Smooth Like Fondant