Here is an idea! When you aren’t great at smoothing buttercream or need a quick finish push some sanding sugar into your buttercream. You can buy a big container (more than you will ever need) at Cake Deco. Many people really like the crunch and texture this sugar provides. It really is pretty in person and hard to capture in a picture. It will drop sugar onto the tier below, so resign yourself to it or only cover the bottom tier or cover the whole thing!