When Should I Apply The Crumb Coat?

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

KayMc Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:27pm
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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?


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prterrell Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:30pm
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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 Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:32pm
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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 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:33am
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Thank you, guys. I'm hoping to do it tonight, but it depends on how long it takes to cool.

Summer09 Posted 7 May 2010 , 8:14am
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Hi, Im new here,

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



SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 7 May 2010 , 8:41am
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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.

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