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?
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.
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.
Thank you, guys. I'm hoping to do it tonight, but it depends on how long it takes to cool.
Hi, Im new here,
sorry to steal your thread but could you tell me what crumb coating is?
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.