Crumb Coating?

Decorating By msc2006 Updated 24 May 2009 , 10:08pm by indydebi

msc2006 Posted 22 May 2009 , 1:03am
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Hello Everyone!

Quick question - when you crumb coat do you use white or do you have to do it in the color your going to frost the cake in?

Thanks alL!

7 replies
lynda-bob Posted 22 May 2009 , 1:08am
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I do it in white... I actually never thought of doing it in the same color; that might have some advantages some times icon_smile.gif

jammjenks Posted 22 May 2009 , 1:34am
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When I crumb coat, it is usually in the same color as the cake. If I am icing the cake in a dark color, sometimes I'll use white for a crumb coat to avoid having to mix up so much dark.

varika Posted 22 May 2009 , 1:41am
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I use the same frosting I'm using for the final product. It's easier that way.

blondeez Posted 22 May 2009 , 1:50am
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Same here. I crumb caot in the color I'm going to ice the cake. In the past I use to use white but when I iced in the color the cake was going to be I found the white crumb coat would show through or change the color a bit and would have to touch it up by airbrushing.

lynda-bob Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:36pm
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Very good points. I'm gonna do it the same color next time thumbs_up.gif

cylstrial Posted 24 May 2009 , 8:54pm
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I also crumb coat in the same color I'll be using. It just makes it easier!

indydebi Posted 24 May 2009 , 10:08pm
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It's best to use the same color and I discovered why just a few weeks ago.

here's the pic of the cake that taught me this:
Notice on the top tier, you can see the white crumb coat shining thru. When I ran the bench scraper around the cake after applying the yellow icing, I obviously scraped it a little thin and removed too much of the yellow. Didnt' notice until I set the cake up.

Same color is good ... very good.

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