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.
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).
Thanks! What is imbc?
IMBC Italian Meringue Buttercream. I do exactly the same as jessicake, decorate before stacking.
I have just finished one yesterday. I put a thin crumb coat on all layers then decorated once stacked.
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
The technique may require you to crumb coat and stack....that's how I did mine...(first attempt too :) )