When Should I Apply The Crumb Coat?

Decorating By KayMc Updated 7 May 2010 , 8:41am by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

 KayMc  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
KayMc Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:27pm
post #1 of 6

I am baking a two layer cake tonight. I know I need to wait until the cake is totally cooled before applying the crumb coating, but shall I do it tonight, or tomorrow? Does it matter?

thanks...Kay

5 replies
 prterrell  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
prterrell Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:30pm
post #2 of 6

Not really. If you don't frost it tonight (not just crumb coat, the whole shebang) make sure you wrap the layers securly in plastic wrap.

 mamawrobin  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mamawrobin Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:32pm
post #3 of 6

You can do your crumbcoat anytime after the cake is completely cooled. I like to fill and crumbcoat the day before I'm going to ice and decorate.

 KayMc  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
KayMc Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:33am
post #4 of 6

Thank you, guys. I'm hoping to do it tonight, but it depends on how long it takes to cool.

 Summer09  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Summer09 Posted 7 May 2010 , 8:14am
post #5 of 6

Hi, Im new here,

sorry to steal your thread but could you tell me what crumb coating is?

thanks

Summer09

 SpecialtyCakesbyKelli  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 7 May 2010 , 8:41am
post #6 of 6

Summer, the crumb coat is a coat of icing that you put on the cake before you apply fondant. I even crumb coat cakes that i'm not covering in fondant...it holds the "crumbs" from the cake in place when I go to apply my final layer of buttercream. Let it sit for a while so it can crust.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%