Red Velvet Crumbs---Ugh!!

Decorating By cakesmart Updated 3 Nov 2010 , 9:49pm by cakesmart

cakesmart Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:38pm
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Fellow Decorators....I'm hoping one of you very talented decorators have a tip for minimizing red velvet crumbs. I've used Baker's Joy, Bake-Ease, and Pam (for baking). The cake comes out of the pan with no problem. While crumb coating, I get lots of red crumbs in the cream cheese frosting. Sometimes the crumbs are slightly visible (to me) after putting on a second coat. Any suggestions?

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turtletb Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:46pm
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you could cover it with fondant or put the iced cake in the fridge to get hard over night and then put a thick coat on the cold first layer. It has worked for me in the past.

TexasSugar Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:50pm
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Avoid the back and forth motion, especially when crumb coating. That just pulls the crumbs up off the cake. Always keep icing between the spatula and the cake. If you get crumbs on the spatula wipe it off. Is your icing thin enough? Too thick icing will pull at crumbs too.

I'd also consider getting the cake icer tip. Since it puts a nice layer of icing on and is easy to smooth out.

imagenthatnj Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 6:04pm
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Do it with a cake icer tip. You won't ever disturb crumbs in any cake.

cakesmart Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 9:49pm
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I do have the cake icer tip...didn't think of that. Guess it was a DUH moment. Thanks for this suggestion.

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