Please forgive me if my questions are stupid, but I have just begun baking and decorating cakes. I want to make a coconut cake and use an old family recipe for the icing/filling. Can I crumb coat and smoothe out any kind of icing - or does it have to be buttercream to be able to make it nice and smoothe?
Any input would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Hi there, its up to you. if you like buttercream, then cover the cake with buttercream. I use fondant all the time because its easy for me to cover the cakes with it and I'm not good at getting buttercream very smooth.
The recipe calls for a cream cheese icing, which tastes really good with the cake. I didn't know if I could make that smoothe enough to decorate, but I guess I will just go ahead then and try it - that's one way to find out! Thank you!
You can smooth cream cheese icing....you'd probably have a hard time if say...you were adding the coconut or nuts to the actual icing though in my experience