I've tried so many times and my cake is so crumbly my buttercream will not stick to it. I used the WASC cake. I've tried it twice and it's a disater both times. As you can tell, I'm very new to this.
Make sure your icing is nice and soft (add a bit of extra milk if necessary) and then use big globs on your spatula at a time, pushing outward towards the cake, never pull back where crumbs are.
I bet you may be using too stiff of icing....
i would pop the cake in the freezer for about an hour or so, then try to crumb coat.. i always freeze my cakes before i put any BC on it.. before i didnt freeze, i'd always have problems... HTH
def. make sure its soft enough frosting
I agree. I'd get the cake really cold and thin my icing a bit.
what i do with my cakes i let them cool down, then freezem, after they are frozen, i cut them add the filling, then the icing, the best butter cream i have done i add a little royal icing. you will get better every time.
Great advice, thanks so much!
I tend to rush to crumbcoat too and end up like this
on the note of adding some Royal to the BC, doesnt the grease in the BC destroy the properties of the Royal?? what does it do to add it?
I used to have a BC that crusted really well. Then I lost the recipe, and I've made just about every one on here and none of them seem to crust well... I cant do the viva method PERIOD. if I touch it, I have buttercream everywhere.