Help! Cake Crumbs...

Decorating By tugboat Updated 26 Apr 2008 , 1:18pm by HerBoudoir

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tugboat Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 5:39am
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I am making a chocolate cake and needing to use white icing and there are crumbs everywhere. How can I fix it? I ended up doing a "crumb coat" and I will let it crust up. Anybody have any good ideas how I can save this cake?

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amoos Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 5:56am
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for my choc cakes w/ white icing i always do a crumb coat and stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to harden then do a final layer on it I found it works better using the freezer than giving it time to crust b/c even if it's crusted, when you smooth a spatula over it, it sometime's "uncrusts" but if you put in the freezer for about 10/15 min. then final coat it, it's not frozen solid, but hard enough the crumbs don't get out.

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HerBoudoir Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:18pm
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amoos is exactly right.

I always do a crumb coat, and in the case of dark cake/light icing, I think it's a must. I also put it in the freezer to "set" for about half an hour before I put on the the final coat.

If you do that, you should have no problems icon_smile.gif

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