General Questions From Newbie

Decorating By hayleyb Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 12:53am by JanH

hayleyb Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 8:21pm
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Hi guys,

I´ve read some recipes and other q&a´s on here and some of you mention crumb coating a cake

what is and how do i do that?

Also does anyone have some decent recipes for a 9 1/2 inch and 10 1/2 inch cake pan as i´m only used to using smaller pans and can´t find any cookbooks here in spain in english icon_eek.gif

thanks

2 replies
Andy383240 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 8:35pm
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Crumb coating is putting a thin coat of buttercream on your cake to sort of trap the crumbs. Then when you frost for real the crumbs don't get mixed into the frosting. I always warm up the buttercream I use for crumb coating in the microwave for a few seconds. That makes it soak into the surface and really hold on to crumbs. I hope that helps a little. Sorry, I don't have any recipes, but someone will. Others will add thier comments and you'll get the answers you need.

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