Rustic Frost Wedding Cake Stack Before Or After Decorating

Decorating By sugarbritches Updated 27 Mar 2016 , 6:36pm by Creativeconfectioner

sugarbritches Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 2:01am
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I need an opinion.  I'm doing the cake below.  Should I crumb coat, stack, then do the horizontal pattern technique or do each layer separately and then stack?  The layers appear to blend so well without an obvious seam I just can't tell.


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jessicake Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 4:21am
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I must say that the cake in the picture may well have been decorated AFTER stacking.  

All my cakes are decorated BEFORE stacking.  I use IMBC and I pipe in a small bead of icing to fill in any gaps after I stack.  I smooth out the bead with a small pointed offset spatula, or a gloved finger, (which works probably better than any manmade tool).


sugarbritches Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 4:26am
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Thanks!  What is imbc?

810whitechoc Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 8:07am
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IMBC Italian Meringue Buttercream.  I do exactly the same as jessicake, decorate before stacking.

cara1982 Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 9:28am
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I have just finished one yesterday. I put a thin crumb coat on all layers then decorated once stacked.900_rustic-frost-wedding-cake_91953756f6562c37f4a.jpg

-K8memphis Posted 26 Mar 2016 , 2:27pm
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cara, that's so pretty -- all the baby's breath all the pretty lights snucked in the corner with the beautiful ombre flowers place jsut so -- lovely work 

Creativeconfectioner Posted 27 Mar 2016 , 6:36pm
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The technique may require you to crumb coat and stack....that's how I did mine...(first attempt too :) )900_rustic-frost-wedding-cake_88299856f82826ed07e.jpg

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