Crumb Coating????

Baking By lam1498 Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 2:04pm by lam1498

lam1498 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 12:48pm
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Hi a newbie here, what is crumb coating and does it make a difference with the moistness of the cake??

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crazyteach Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 12:55pm
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crumb coating is when you put a layer of buttercream (or frosting) on to catch all the crumbs-- before your final layer is put on.

msulli10 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 12:57pm
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Crumb coating will seal your cake as well and help keep it moist.

keystone Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 1:01pm
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I think it does keep the cake moist. I also like to brush the cake with simple syrup before I crumb coat it (usually).

Rylan Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 1:01pm
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Welcome to CC.

Basically crumbcoating is to keep the crumbs from getting onto the final icing.

You coat a thin layer of buttercream around the cake, let it settle and then you put your final layer of buttercream -- that way the crumbs won't get mixed to your buttercream because the crumbs has already been stuck with the crumbcoat. Some people have success without crumbcoating.

I think covering a cake with buttercream/fondant will contribute to make the cake sealed and moist.

lam1498 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 2:04pm
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Thanks so much!!!!!!! I had no idea what it mean't and now I am going to try it!

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