Hi a newbie here, what is crumb coating and does it make a difference with the moistness of the cake??
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.
Crumb coating will seal your cake as well and help keep it moist.
I think it does keep the cake moist. I also like to brush the cake with simple syrup before I crumb coat it (usually).
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.
Thanks so much!!!!!!! I had no idea what it mean't and now I am going to try it!