The best cake decorators know the secret to a perfectly smooth buttercream cake: Acrylic Cake Frosting Smoothing Disks made by CakeSafe. These clever tools allow you to easily achieve perfectly smooth frosting edges on cake tiers every time, no matter how uneven they are to begin with.
The disks come in a convenient kit that includes 6-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch round disks (two of each size). The kits are available in two width sizes, 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch, depending on how thick you want your layer of frosting to be. Each Plexiglas disk is engraved with its size, and includes a center mark and perimeter line around the edge to assist you in centering your cake. They work with any icing recipe, from Swiss Meringue to American Buttercream to Ganache. Sets of Acrylic Disks are $48.18 and are available from www.pastrychefcentral.com.