Be patient, I am new at cake decorating. I have a hard time getting buttercream to stick on carved cake, even if I use the big icing attachment and a parchment bag. Is there some trick?
I have heard some decorators use a fine mist of water on their cakes to help BC stick. but DON't do it until someone else says so. I haven't done it yet.
Could it be your icing is too thick? Perhaps you need to thin it down a bit more with some milk or corn syrup.
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Have you tried thinning your buttercream and applying a crumb coat? Then when that has set, apply your regular BC coat. Hope this helps.
hard time getting buttercream to stick? How stiff is your icing? Sometimes, I have to thin it down a bit...do a crumb coat...let it set then do a final coat.
Sound like your icing is too thick. Thin it down w/ corn syrup or simple syrup.
Thanks everyone. You are probably right. I do a crumb coat, but even that has a hard time sticking so my guess is it is too thick.
If your using real buttercream then you can heat it a little before you apply it... I do that. Also thin it down. should be nice and soft....
experiment a little!! good luck