I am trying to make my first baby shower cake but in all actuality it is my first cake period. And i am having the hardest time trying to put the icing on before i do the decorating. I have tried to use regular icing and it would go on without the cake come apart. then i tried to thin the icing with milk and it wouldn't stay on the cake i didn't want to try fondant yet so if there is anyone who can give me some advice that would be excellent.. Thank you so much AMANDA
What recipe are you using for your icing? To ice the cake you need a medium consistency icing.
Yes, we need more informaiton to be able to help you. Please post the recipe you used....and how much milk did you add?
It sounds like it was too thick to begin with then you added too much milk.
Hi and Welcome, AngelD2113.
Here's a thread that has CC acronyms and quite a bit of info on smoothing/frosting on cake:
(Includes Melvira's Method.)
How to professionally ice a cake:
Link to all four Wilton cake preparation and servings charts:
(Gives batter requirements by pan size, as well as recommended baking temps. and times and more.)
Wilton (tiered) cake baking & decorating help links:
(Everything from baking to decorating with b/c or fondant.)
indydebi's popular new Crisco b/c recipe:
Softer b/c recipes:
Additional you can check Shugarshack too..she has a DVD..