Question About Applying "fur"

Decorating By joyfullysweet Updated 12 Mar 2010 , 2:23pm by alvarezmom

joyfullysweet Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 1:46pm
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I am making an Elmo smash cake for a first birthday. I will be using the grass tip to make the fur using buttercream. My question is, should I crumbcoat the cake before piping the fur, or can I pipe directly on the cake? Thanks!

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Lita829 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 1:57pm
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I'd pipe directly on the cake. That's what I've done in the past and the cake was covered without any problems. I made the 3-D teddy bear and other cakes (not in my pics...before my old computer crashed icon_mad.gif ) and I didn't need to crumb coat.

dljc Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:01pm
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I would put on a thin crumb coat. Depending on how closely you apply the fur, some of the cake might still show through. A crumb coat would cover that.

brincess_b Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:14pm
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I crumb coated, just To seal the cake, and cover nd naked bits!

alvarezmom Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:23pm
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I would put a thin crumb coat. I've tried with out and it didnt stick very well.

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