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?
I do it in white... I actually never thought of doing it in the same color; that might have some advantages some times
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.
I use the same frosting I'm using for the final product. It's easier that way.
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.
Very good points. I'm gonna do it the same color next time
I also crumb coat in the same color I'll be using. It just makes it easier!
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: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1350144
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.