How do you make crusting buttercream, and how do you crumb coat a cake.??..??.. help please!!!!!
Most buttercreams in the recipe section are crusting so just do a search there. To do a crum coat you will take slightly thinned buttercream and put a very think coat on the cake. This seals in any crumbs and you can fix any inperfections in the cake.
Here is a link to a video about how to crumbcoat:
for the crusting buttercream just type :
Foolproof Crusting Buttercream
in the recipe search.
Hope this helps
I use indydebi's crusting BC recipe on this site and it's wonderful. To crumbcoat thin your BC and cover the entire cake with a thin layer, let it sit until well crusted then apply final coat of icing. HTH
The buttercream dream recipe in the recipe section is a crusting buttercream. Crumbcoating is just a first layer of buttercream on the cake. You lightly coat the cake, stick it in the fridge for awhile, then either cover with fondant or put a final smooth layer of buttercream on.
toedna has a great video on You Tube, too. It was very helpful!
First a crumb coat is a very thin layer of icing to lock in the crumbs, So to do this ice cake as you would normally just with a very thin layer of icing and place in the fridge to firm up.
The bc recipe I use which does crust is
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla(I use clear)
1/2 almond extract
1 pound Powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Add shortening and extracts and mix on med speed for 30 seconds.Slowly add about half the powdered sugar beating well. add 2 tablespoons of milk. Gradually add the remaining PS and enough milk remaining milk to reach spreading consistency. MAKES 3 CUPS!
Hopes this helps.
Thank You I will try these, and see what happens. I also have another question. Say you wanted to make the bottom layer fondant and top layer buttercream. Could you do that or would it look bad just before i go wasting fondant i wanted to get your input. Lol, Thanks a bunch.
You mean like having a top tier fondant and the middle tier buttercream?
I am not sure how that would look but all I could say is it could be interesting.
well i will make it and just put a picture of it on here. but i have to wait till i get healed up lol. i just had 3 teeth pulled. lol, and it hurts let me tell ya lol. thanks a bunch