I am making an Elmo smash cake for a first birthday. I will be using the grass tip to make the fur using buttercream. My question is, should I crumbcoat the cake before piping the fur, or can I pipe directly on the cake? Thanks!
I'd pipe directly on the cake. That's what I've done in the past and the cake was covered without any problems. I made the 3-D teddy bear and other cakes (not in my pics...before my old computer crashed ) and I didn't need to crumb coat.
I would put on a thin crumb coat. Depending on how closely you apply the fur, some of the cake might still show through. A crumb coat would cover that.
I crumb coated, just To seal the cake, and cover nd naked bits!
I would put a thin crumb coat. I've tried with out and it didnt stick very well.