How To Crumb-Coat Novelty Cakes

Decorating By Barbahella Updated 2 Jun 2015 , 12:10pm by TheresaCarol

Barbahella Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 9:50am
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Does anyone have any tips for doing this? Obviously a turn-table and scraper works for a basic round cake, but what about other ones? What about, say, a rollercoaster-shape carved into a cake? (What I'm about to do.)

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Jinkies Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 11:07am
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Are you talking about what tool to use?  If so, I went to the dollar store and bought those really thin plastic food cutting mats.  Just cut a piece out, the size you like, and you have a flexible bench scraper.    

I just used it on a 3d cake to apply ganache and it worked perfectly.

Barbahella Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 11:10am
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That's what I thought I should do, just wondered if there were any awesome tips people had. Thanks.

TheresaCarol Posted 2 Jun 2015 , 12:10pm
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I use a pastry bag fitted with a coupler and no tip.  I pipe in a thin zig-zag motion to get the icing on then use a spatula to smooth the icing.  This way the icing is on the sides without getting all the crumbs mixed in and it is easier for me to smooth it out.  I find it much faster as well.

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