Hi, I am a beginner just started getting into this amazing world three months ago, and i have a question maybe a silly one!
When you crumb coat your cakes you let them settle overnight in the fridge or on the counter? You let them rest cover in a box or uncovered?
Thanks a lot !
I let them rest in the fridge for about 30 mins.
Settling and crumb coating are really not related. Settling only happens at room temp (assuming you don't use a perishable filling) and is best accomplished with a bit of weight on the cake. I use a ceramic tile.
Crumb coating "seals" the cake so crumbs don't get in your finished frosting. I crumb coat (on the rare occasions I bother doing it) and immediately put on the finish coat. More likely I just use a speed icer tip and have at it.
I was going to say a similar thing to Leah - settling will not happen in the fridge because the icing sets up hard and that prevents any 'settling'. That being said I actually never leave time for my cake to settle as I do my cakes as follows
Little bit of icing on cake board, 1st layer on top - apply filling, add next layer then immediately use a flat item (usually an acrylic board larger than the cake) to slightly 'squish' the layer and check the level (with a small level), more filling, next cake layer, squish, check level again. Crumb coat. (Generally up until now everything is done with SMBC).
At this stage I put the cake in the fridge while I get my Ganache ready - I like to soften or whip mine depending on the effect I am going for.
I only make mine for family so don't make tonnes if them but I have never had a cake bulge on me.
Thank you so much ladies for your replies! I am learningso much in this forum! GOD bless you.