Cake Pulls Apart And Crumbles

Decorating By punkiin Updated 18 Jun 2011 , 4:10pm by LindaF144a

punkiin Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 5:19pm
post #1 of 4

A friend is icing a cake and she always has trouble with the cake breaking or crumbling while icing. She has been using can frosting. I don't use the can frosting so I don't know what to tell her. Is there something she can do to make the cake more sturdy?

3 replies
LEFTYJO Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 5:35pm
post #2 of 4

I would try putting it in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm it up.

katnmouse Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 5:49pm
post #3 of 4

Canned frosting is too stiff to spread at room temp straight out of the can. She can heat it for a few seconds in the microwave and stir it up to get it to a better spreading consistency. Just heat carefully (20-30 seconds at a time) and stir between each. If it gets too liquidy she will have to let it cool down to a more solid state again, then stir well.

LindaF144a Posted 18 Jun 2011 , 4:10pm
post #4 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by katnmouse

Canned frosting is too stiff to spread at room temp straight out of the can. She can heat it for a few seconds in the microwave and stir it up to get it to a better spreading consistency. Just heat carefully (20-30 seconds at a time) and stir between each. If it gets too liquidy she will have to let it cool down to a more solid state again, then stir well.




Ditto.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%