Icing Cake Before Doing Rosettes For Decoration?

Decorating By es329 Updated 19 Apr 2014 , 3:08pm by mattyeatscakes

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es329 Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 3:55am
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AThe restaurant I work for is wanting a sheet cake covered in pastel rosettes. I'll be using a whipped cream icing. Do I need to completely ice the cake first or can I just cover the whole thing with rosettes? I've always covered the cake first, but I saw a tutorial where they just did the rosettes on a naked cake and since I'll have a limited amount of icing, I'm just wondering if I can do it that way?

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denetteb Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 2:15pm
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You should do at least a quick thin coat before the rosettes.  Otherwise where there are little gaps between the rosettes you will see naked cake, not icing.

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acakedecorator Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 2:35pm
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I agree with denetteb. A thin crumb coat would be sufficient, but I think it is necessary to help the rosettes stick. I have piped onto naked cake before and it did not want to stick.

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bakernoob Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 3:03pm
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Yes do a crumb coat. Just as they said the rosettes will stick to the cake better and the gaps between them won't be as noticeable. After putting all of the rosettes on I usually fill in the gaps though.

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mattyeatscakes Posted 19 Apr 2014 , 3:08pm
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AMake sure you have enough icing! I learned that the hard way! Had to make a new batch of SMB in the middle of icing a rosette cake! Lol :)

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