Frosting An Exposed Cake Edge

Decorating By Babycakes624 Updated 4 May 2011 , 9:50pm by Tracey2528

Babycakes624 Posted 4 May 2011 , 9:24pm
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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.

thanks

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Mamatoboys Posted 4 May 2011 , 9:31pm
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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!

Elaine2581 Posted 4 May 2011 , 9:33pm
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I would probably do a thin crumb coat first using the Wilton Icer tip, chill the cake and then frost as you usually do.

Tracey2528 Posted 4 May 2011 , 9:50pm
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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.

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