This week I was able to record me using The Pro Froster, a super scraper from the States.
We’ve all seen this kind of product popping up in a few different places through 2016 and 2017.
I loved the look of these tools but in every demo I saw, they looked so flimsy.
The way the two pieces attached looked fragile and like they wouldn’t stand up to buttercream or ganache without a lot of effort on my part.
So when my friend, Verity aka The Baking Fairy, tagged me in a video of The Pro Froster on Instagram, I was super excited!
It was one of the tools I desperately wanted and it looked sturdy, a good robust piece of equipment!
Here is my Pro Froster review along with a demo video on a simple rustic buttercream Easter cake.
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The Pro Froster is a two-part tool that, when assembled, allows you to scrape buttercream or ganache around a cake to leave super sharp edges.
We ALL love super sharp edges!
The Pro Froster consists of two pieces that click together.
The longer section, which goes against the side of the cake, has notches all the way up it.
The shorter section has a bulldog clip feature at the end of it to clip it on to the long side section.
It should be clipped on from the top, not the side, and then depending on how tall your cake is, you can adjust the height of the shorter scraper to whatever you want, up to 8″ tall!
Think of the double barrel potential!!
The shorter scraper is 5″ in length so it will very easily do a 10″ cake, but if you’re doing something larger, it is easy enough to use a palette knife to smooth out any extra buttercream in the middle of the cake.
On smaller cakes, I find the end of the shorter section digs into the buttercream on top of my cakes but, again, it’s very easy to smooth this over with a palette knife.
I use a lot more buttercream than ganache so it made sense for me to test out The Pro Froster on buttercream first.
Standard buttercream has a tendency to want to stick to itself so when I first tried The Pro Froster, I layered buttercream on and went straight in with the scraper.
The buttercream stuck to itself and dragged other bits of buttercream away from the cake. Not the scraper’s fault, it’s just how buttercream is.
I knew I needed to have a chilled crumb coat to work from so I crumb coated the cake as I normally would, using a palette knife, and chilled it in the freezer until the buttercream was hard (about 20 minutes).
When I added more buttercream, I went back in with The Pro Froster and it worked like. a. DREAM!
I find it much easier to scrape in short bursts to start with, rather than dragging the scraper the whole way around the cake because I like to keep my scraper clean.
This way, I can scrape a bit, wipe my scraper and carry on.
Continuing around the cake, the edges just get sharper and sharper!
If you’re icing a cake with fondant you can stop here if your edges are sharp enough.
Alternatively, you can carry on adding more layers of buttercream and scraping until you achieve your desired finish.
Either way, I have never had edges as sharp as this. I’ve been cake decorating for nearly 10 years now and no method has ever got me edges like The Pro Froster has.
I love it!!!!
It’s zoomed right up to first place of being my most loved cake tool and I just wish I’d had it the last 10 years!
The Pro Froster comes in blue and now PINK!
One thing to consider, if you are in the UK and you order The Pro Froster, is customs charges.
Apparently this is random…
I’ve been charged on every single thing I’ve ever ordered from overseas so I’m not sure how “random” it is but I had an £8.50 customs charge to pay on this so it’s worth bearing in mind when ordering.
That being said, if this product was double the cost that it is I would still save up and buy it, it’s a complete game-changer!
I mean, bravo to the team who made it!
You can see and buy The Pro Froster here – from the US.
You can see and buy The Pro Froster here – from the UK.
I hope this Pro Froster Review has been helpful, if you have any questions, ask away!
If you get one and have a go, use #yesdarling on Instagram so I can see those edges!!