Hi I am new to cake decorating and still trying a few things out but have a request for a "onesie" shaped cake for a baby shower next month. My concern is how to frost the exposed edges (i have to use a sheet cake and cut shape because I can't find a onsie pan). How do I frost the exposed edges without my cake crumbling?
Any assistance would be wonderful.
Chilling your cake before carving and frosting will help with the crumbling. I usually put my cakes in the freezer for a few hours (even overnight) before I carve them. Just be sure to wrap it very well with cling wrap! Hope this helps!
I would probably do a thin crumb coat first using the Wilton Icer tip, chill the cake and then frost as you usually do.
I always thin some of my buttercream with a good amount of water before I use it to crumb coat. That way it spreads on easily, even on carved cakes. I then stick it in the cooler for a bit before putting on my final coat, that way the thin crumb coat doesn't slid off when I do my final coat.