I thought I read somewhere in the forum that someone just lightly spritzes water on the crumb coat before adding the fondant instead of putting another light layer of icing...anyone do this? It sure would save me some time this morning...
yes -- a clean spray bottle used for this purpose only works great.
I prefer to use hot tap water.
mist LIGHTLY -- if it looks "wet" it's too wet.
You are a SAINT!!! Thank you for replying so quickly!
The whole idea of a crumb coat is to seal in the crumbs so when you add the icing (fondant or b'c) there won't be any crumbs to make spots all over the cake.
I always apply a crumb coat *just* before adding the final coating of icing. No need for extra water.