Can I Use Different Frosting For Crumb Coat?

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redreba Posted 15 May 2017 , 8:06pm
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So I had some leftover american style buttercream (with butter and high ratio shortening) that I used to crumb coat my cake.  But I'd like to use a Swiss meringue buttercream for the final layer of frosting.  Think that would be a problem?


Thanks in advance!

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kakeladi Posted 15 May 2017 , 8:10pm
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Oh, I've never used SMB so I'm not sure but I would think it would be just fine.

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kristiemarie Posted 15 May 2017 , 9:49pm
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Are you filling it with the SMB or the AB?  I would think that doing the AB in the center and crumb coat and then the SMB might have a taste difference that's noticeable.  I could be wrong since I don't know that I've ever had SMB.  lol


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redreba Posted 15 May 2017 , 11:42pm
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It's filled with a fudge/white choc chip frosting..... crumb coated with AB.  Maybe I'll just stick to AB for the outside frosting.  Was hoping to do SMB to maybe cut down on the sweetness.

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bubs1stbirthday Posted 16 May 2017 , 3:02am
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Yep, it will be fine.

I always do the thinnest layer (more like a smear really) for crumb coating and I always use the same icing that I filled with to do it as I make sure to fill in any gaps around the edges between layers that might have occurred during filling at the same time.

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kristiemarie Posted 16 May 2017 , 12:02pm
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If it's just that thin layer, you probably won't have any issues. 

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-K8memphis Posted 16 May 2017 , 12:29pm
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you can do anything you want to do 

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redreba Posted 17 May 2017 , 12:50am
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I ended up doing the SMB over the AB crumb coat and it worked out just fine.  Cake came out really well!  Can I Use Different Frosting For Crumb Coat?Can I Use Different Frosting For Crumb Coat?

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bubs1stbirthday Posted 17 May 2017 , 1:06am
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Quote by @-K8memphis on 12 hours ago

you can do anything you want to do 

Such an inspirational quote from you Kate stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

The cake is beautiful - lovely job!

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SandraSmiley Posted 17 May 2017 , 1:30am
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Your cake is beautiful!  Yeap, no reason not to mix and match!

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-K8memphis Posted 20 May 2017 , 12:37pm
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bubs1st--- ahahahahaha -- you can quote me stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

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-K8memphis Posted 20 May 2017 , 12:41pm
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and redreba what a cake! i love that water color looking icing -- quite expressive and striking -- brava!

it looks a reflection on the sides -- awesome

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