Are Scratch Cakes And Box Cakes The Same To Work With

Decorating By Ashleymamaof4 Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 5:22pm by JanH

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Ashleymamaof4 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 3:56pm
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I usually use box cake mixes and I bake them the day before but when I go to cut them its still really crumbly, especially when I crumb coat. and then when I frosted it was still crumby the crumb coat didnt work so well! Any Ideas?

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JanH Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:22pm
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Welcome to CC, Ashleymamaof4. icon_smile.gif

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Straight cake mix cakes shouldn't be that crumbly...

Are you crumbcoating w/thinned frosting. If not, you're actually pulling off the outermost layer of the cake each time you lift your spatula from the cake surface. (NO cake layer, box, doctored or scratch could hold up to this stress.)

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