Concerning Crumb Coat

Decorating By imnamor95 Updated 7 Dec 2011 , 8:31pm by chelleb1974

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imnamor95 Posted 5 Dec 2011 , 3:18am
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Ok, so, I crumb coated the cake. Now, do I put it in the freezer or let it air dry before continuing to ice it with buttercream again. I thought I saw somewhere or was told to freeze it, I am confused. Thx in advance! icon_smile.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 5 Dec 2011 , 3:55am
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Originally Posted by imnamor95

Ok, so, I crumb coated the cake. Now, do I put it in the freezer or let it air dry before continuing to ice it with buttercream again. I thought I saw somewhere or was told to freeze it, I am confused. Thx in advance! icon_smile.gif




I'd suggest allowing it to settle at room temp so that if you get any bulges around the filling/join line, you can scrape them off before putting on the final coat of icing. If you refrigerate now, it will settle after you put on the final icing and then the bulge will form.

Rae

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fishabel Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 9:23am
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I found once when I put my cake in the fridge the next layer of buttercream wouldn't stick because of the moisture..
Personally I would air dry.

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chelleb1974 Posted 7 Dec 2011 , 8:31pm
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I let it air dry. I find that if the icing is too cold, my final coat of buttercream won't stick to the crumb coat.

~Chelle

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