How To Keep Crumbs Out Of Icing?

Decorating By tahoengirl Updated 3 Jul 2008 , 12:55pm by 1234me

tahoengirl Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 6:29am
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Is it true that brushing a cake with simple syrup first helps keep the crumbs out of the icing? If not can anyone give advice on how to keep crumbs out of the icing!! Thanks

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roseyrider Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 7:02am
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I don't know about the syrup, but I do a crumb coat in buttercream, then pipe the final layer of buttercream on then smooth with a shapknife. hth.

veejaytx Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 10:38am
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The simple syrup will work, but isn't really necessary if you crumb coat with a smooth thin layer of BCI and then apply your regular icing layer over that.

HerBoudoir Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 12:18pm
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It also helps if you refridgerate the cake after you crumb coat it to set the crumb coat - that way you're working with a solid surface when you're applying your final coating of buttercream.

1234me Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 12:55pm
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I agree with the others - the crumb coat is your best friend. Put it on there and let it sit for a few minutes then ice the cake - no crumbs!

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