Help! Fairly New To Cake Decorating, Cracked Cake...

Decorating By L-NMom Updated 26 Jul 2009 , 5:17am by Kazoot

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L-NMom Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 4:53am
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So here's the deal, I've been decorating cakes off and on for a couple years now, nothing fancy, just the occasional birthday cake for my husband, son, and a couple friends. Maybe a total of 6 cakes. My dilemma is that, this time as I was trasfering the cake to the board, it split if about 5 different places, I still have it in the basic 9x13 shape, but I'm worried it won't frost correctly. (using buttercream) I can't believe this is the 1st time its happened, figured it would have happened sooner. Any tips for spreading the the frosting, without getting crumbs everywhere.

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Rylan Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:03am
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You can pipe the frosting throughout and then smooth.

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Kazoot Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:17am
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Welcome to CC. You need to do a crumb coat. Maybe a bit thicker than usual, because of the cracks. Put buttercream on your cake, don't worry about making it pretty. Then, go over it and take some off, leaving a thin coat of buttercream. Chill and then frost. Hope this helps!

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