How To Use CakeSafe’s Acrylic Disks for Smooth Buttercream or Ganache

The CakeSafe clear Acrylic Disks allow you to create a perfectly smooth finish on your cakes with buttercream or ganache to be decorated as-is or covered with fondant. Depending on how thick you want your coating to be, the disks are available in both 1/4″ and 1/2″ increments.

Each set of the Acrylic Disks includes 2 disks with the size engraved. Each disk is also etched with a center marking and line around the edge to help you center your tier.
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  1. Gricelda Leon
    October 24, 2016

    Can you provide the buttercream icing recipe used for this cake? Thank you

  2. Iced Iced Baby Bakery
    November 1, 2016

    Wish it wasn't so expensive to ship to Canada. For the Essential Kit after conversion and shipping. It tripled in price๐Ÿ™ˆ And that doesn't include duty yet. Btw, your buttercream looks so yummy. I can never get my Swiss meringue to look that good. I'm going try your recipe on your blog.

  3. Elvira Ejang
    November 9, 2016

    hi, please whats the size of the acrylic scraper used in this video? i.e the height. thanks

  4. Terri Combs
    November 29, 2016

    how do you keep the cake from sliding around on the disk? Every time I try to use mine, my cake won't stay put ๐Ÿ˜•

  5. Vivian hajjar
    December 30, 2016

    I will buy them !! Can you provide the buttercream recipe ? thank you.

  6. Brandi Pifer
    January 2, 2017

    That is CRAZY! I absolutely love this, my cakes airways look like a 2 year old iced them. These are going on my last.

  7. Colleen Charles
    February 4, 2017

    I love mine!It has cut hours of work off. Would you consider a video on the rectangle ones?

  8. Marie Chaney
    February 6, 2017

    Fantastic video you make it look so easy I will have to give these a try.

  9. miss_pinkglam 101
    February 20, 2017

    How thick is your acrylic scraper/smoother?

  10. Arundhuti Bhattacharya
    February 24, 2017

    Hi Julie that was a great tutorial. Do you think this method will work well with whip cream too.

  11. The Sweet Alley
    February 26, 2017

    Did you use a .25 or a .5 in this tutorial?
    What's the difference really?

  12. mommyof3redheadsand1brunette
    February 28, 2017

    I love these discs! I'm awful at getting the buttercream smooth and even but these help and they're so much faster

  13. jenny wilson
    March 3, 2017

    Thank you for this tutorial! I bought some discs from you, and I am struggling with the bottom disc. I know that practice makes perfect, and I am working on it! Jenny.

  14. Tonya Sanchez
    March 6, 2017

    Do you chill the cake before removing the acrylic disks?

  15. Alicia Sanchez
    March 7, 2017

    does it work in whipping ice?

  16. Samantha Johnson
    March 9, 2017

    Thank you for this video! and your products!

  17. cina ballard
    March 11, 2017

    can you demonstrate how to use the 3/8 hole in the middle

  18. monosh mohamed
    March 15, 2017

    Hi I don't know how to make the butter cream please help Thank you

  19. Mrscreative47
    March 23, 2017


  20. Bunny Mad
    April 1, 2017

    Great! Thank you.

  21. Florencia Gladys
    April 18, 2017

    hi, what is the name of the thing u use to balance your cake ? the one u used on the top of your acrylic disk.

  22. Mary Anderson
    May 6, 2017

    When you use a level to make sure the top of the cake is level, you should first make sure the countertop and the turntable are level.

  23. Lisa Flesher
    May 7, 2017

    Wow!!! I love working with buttercream but rarely does it look that smooth. Love the tools. May I ask what kind of buttercream you use?

  24. Belinda Sierra
    May 10, 2017

    The best video I have ever seen on how to ice a cake.

  25. Susan Rosero
    May 25, 2017

    perfect!!!thank u…amazing…now i can make my icing perfect.

  26. uphan28
    June 9, 2017

    Hi Rachel, I'm having trouble with my discs. Everything works great up until I have to remove them. I can seem to remove the discs without messing up my cake. I feel like it create more work cause I end up having to fix everything and my edges are not straight. What am I doing wrong? Should I not chill the cake before removing it? When I use cake circles they work just fine after i chill the cake. Please advise so I don't feel like I've wasted money on these discs.

  27. Leonor's Sweet Creations
    June 11, 2017

    Have you cooled or froze the cake before removing the discs with your warm palette?

  28. bknightify
    June 11, 2017

    what is the tool you used to balance it

  29. GrAmazon
    June 24, 2017

    Astonishing! I could watch this for HOURS!

  30. Thaliny Medeiros
    July 12, 2017

    Hi, what was the size of that cake in this video?

  31. Polly Guo
    July 19, 2017

    Thank you for sharing. I have one question, what buttercream did you use for icing? It seems so soft and smooth, and so easy to use, the Swiss meringue buttercream I made was bit hard and not as smooth which I don't know why.

  32. Elvira Andrews
    July 23, 2017

    If your cake is a 6", must your disk be 7"?

  33. nanataist
    July 26, 2017

    hi, I can't get a smooth buttercream finish with my acrylic scraper. So I always go back with my metal one. Anyone can give me any advice?

  34. Aneta Pszczolinska
    August 2, 2017

    What should be the difference between size of the cake and acrylic disk, 2cm?

  35. Janet Pernites
    August 14, 2017

    Hi can i ask for your buttercream recipe which you used in this beautiful video?

  36. Julie Nichols
    August 28, 2017

    Love the disks! I do have one question on the method for the top. When I peel off the parchment circle on the top, the buttercream comes with it. Do you chill your cake prior to removing the top acrylic plate and parchment?

  37. MR AB cake
    September 3, 2017

    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Beautiful๐Ÿ’•

  38. Kenisha Perkins
    September 4, 2017

    Amazing !!!

  39. Cynthia Gutierrez
    September 15, 2017

    that's so cool! would make icing a cake so much easier

  40. Nikkis Secret Sweets
    September 21, 2017

    Yes that looks like it cuts out a lot of extra steps. I will be ordering! Do you mind sharing your buttercream recipe it looks so light and fluffy and so spreadable. Thank you

  41. Christy Taylor
    September 26, 2017

    What buttercream recipe is this?

  42. Deborah Camp
    September 26, 2017

    When making the cake for family events Can you put the cake directly onto the acrylic for the bottom of the cake? just serve it on the acrylic disk? For the top-where you would be removing the disk you would add parchment to be able to get the disc off I guess? I assume you take it off so it doesn't get lost if you are taking your cake to an event.

  43. Nate Borel
    October 7, 2017


  44. rutgenesis
    October 11, 2017

    could you use card board circles instead of acrylic disks?

  45. C Cruz
    November 8, 2017

    what size of cake and acrylics are you using here? I love the idea of not crumb coating ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Cindy Schreiner
    November 13, 2017

    I am curious as to why you wouldn't chill after you remove the top acrylic disk, then remove the bottom . I would be so afraid doing that with soft buttercream. Can you share your perspective ?

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