What Consistency Should Bc Be

Decorating By cakebaker1957 Updated 24 Oct 2007 , 11:41am by cakebaker1957

cakebaker1957 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 2:58pm
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Hi all another question im making a wedding cake and was wondering if i should have them already iced or should i do it on site, i did one on site and dont know if my icing was a little thick but i had to really work on smoothing it, also how thick or thin should the Bc be when doing the final icing?? hope this makes sense, Thanks to all on this wonderful site

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DianeLM Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 4:48pm
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You should definitely ice the cakes before delivery.

I think a lot of smoothing problems are the result of icing that's too thick. It should spread easily without pulling. However, it shouldn't be so soft that it falls off the spatula when you scoop some up.

cakebaker1957 Posted 23 Oct 2007 , 5:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DianeLM

You should definitely ice the cakes before delivery.

I think a lot of smoothing problems are the result of icing that's too thick. It should spread easily without pulling. However, it shouldn't be so soft that it falls off the spatula when you scoop some up.




Thanks for the info i will try to remember this i love my icing so soft but thats just for my cakes,

JanH Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 4:50am
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Sarah Phillips of baking911.com has very helpful weddng cake info.

Here's a wedding cake making/decorating timetable:

http://tinyurl.com/y2kcl8

Here's a visual that shows the most common methods of cake construction - but from a cutaway viewpoint:

http://tinyurl.com/y22z72

Link to Wilton's wedding cake help section:
(How to bake, level, fill, frost, stack, and so much more.)

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/cakeinfo/index.cfm

HTH

cakebaker1957 Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 11:41am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

Sarah Phillips of baking911.com has very helpful weddng cake info.

Here's a wedding cake making/decorating timetable:

http://tinyurl.com/y2kcl8

Here's a visual that shows the most common methods of cake construction - but from a cutaway viewpoint:

http://tinyurl.com/y22z72

Link to Wilton's wedding cake help section:
(How to bake, level, fill, frost, stack, and so much more.)

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/cakeinfo/index.cfm

HTH




Thank You for your info it sure helped

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