How Would I Achieve This Techniqyue?

Decorating By maralin Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 2:19pm by maralin

maralin Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:44pm
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Im making a cake ...with hot wheel theme..and i wanted to do the black & white checkered pattern on the side of the cake( just like the pic attached) do i frost the sides then do the stars ...or can i just do the stars w/o frosting it??

Please help!!!!!

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CakeMommy3 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:47pm
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I usually apply a thin crumb coat to the sides when doing stars, to give them something to stick to. Otherwise, they tend to pull off the side of the cake. That could just be me though. :0

txsteph Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:52pm
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Either way works. I have not had any problems doing stars directly on the cake.

Alice1230 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:55pm
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most of the time I just do the starts and they have always stuck fine. Something to think about would be how thick of a layer of icing do you want there to be b/c the stars will only make a thin layer.

Win Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:55pm
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I apply a crumb coat as well simply because if I have a few gaps in the stars here and there then the cake does not show through.

Melvira Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 2:00pm
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Definitely crumb coat because otherwise any little crack between the stars is letting the air get to the cake and start to dry it out. Also, you don't want any place where cake is showing through.

maralin Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 2:19pm
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thanks everyone!!!! that helps alot!!!!!

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