Crumb Coating

Decorating By tylersmom812 Updated 27 Sep 2010 , 9:41pm by SugarMoon

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tylersmom812 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 1:43am
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i have a ? ..im new and i understand how to and that you need to crumbcoat...but what im not getting is that after you crumb coat and stick it in the fridge to "crust"....then do you put another layer of icing on and then smooth it out after it crusts as well......i would think you would have to put on another layer of icing to hide all the crumbs from before....this may be a dumb question but im new...LOL

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crisseyann Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 1:51am
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That is exactly correct!

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tylersmom812 Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 2:14am
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thanks for the tips and for posting the vids...they helped a lot...appreciate it...=)

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savvycakes Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 9:21pm
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Is it neccessary to crumb coat a cake if you are apply MMF? Or can I just apply b/c and apply the MMF?

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pinkjacs Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 9:24pm
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I put think crumb coat befour using fondant icon_smile.gif

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SugarMoon Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 9:27pm
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You'd want to put a crumb coat on the cake or a thin layer of ganache so the fondant has something to stick to, but you wouldn't need a second layer. You'd just need to make sure it was as smooth as possible. Doesn't matter if crumbs are showing if you're putting fondant on it.
My question is this: I've always crumb coated my cakes while frozen and let them thaw and settle overnight. I've noticed that in the morning, I have a huge spot of condensation on the top of my cakes that prevents them from crusting properly. I hate the idea of crumb coating the cakes while thawed, it's just so much easier to do while frozen. Any ideas on what I could do to solve this problem?

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flamingobaker Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 9:30pm
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sugarmoon - keep the cakes covered til they are completely defrosted and that will keep the condensation off of the cake

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savvycakes Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 9:32pm
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Thanks Pinkjac and SugarMoon!!!

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pinkjacs Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 9:38pm
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one thing I will add it its light fondant best to have light or matching BC as your crumb coat icon_smile.gif dont want it to shine through

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SugarMoon Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 9:41pm
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Cover them, huh? That's so simple. I feel silly now. lol. Thank you.

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