How Do I Crumb Coat A Sculpted Or Cut Cake?

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twinsplus1 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 3:10pm
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I've tried so many times and my cake is so crumbly my buttercream will not stick to it. I used the WASC cake. I've tried it twice and it's a disater both times. As you can tell, I'm very new to this.

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Kitagrl Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 3:19pm
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Make sure your icing is nice and soft (add a bit of extra milk if necessary) and then use big globs on your spatula at a time, pushing outward towards the cake, never pull back where crumbs are.

I bet you may be using too stiff of icing....

Good luck!

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lilyankee5688 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 3:20pm
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i would pop the cake in the freezer for about an hour or so, then try to crumb coat.. i always freeze my cakes before i put any BC on it.. before i didnt freeze, i'd always have problems... HTH

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nicoles0419 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 3:22pm
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def. make sure its soft enough frosting

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mamawrobin Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 3:24pm
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I agree. I'd get the cake really cold and thin my icing a bit.

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Ascencio100 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 3:33pm
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what i do with my cakes i let them cool down, then freezem, after they are frozen, i cut them add the filling, then the icing, the best butter cream i have done i add a little royal icing. you will get better every time.

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Amber0508 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 4:28pm
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Great advice, thanks so much!

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chellescountrycakes Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 1:26am
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I tend to rush to crumbcoat too and end up like this icon_sad.gif

on the note of adding some Royal to the BC, doesnt the grease in the BC destroy the properties of the Royal?? what does it do to add it?

I used to have a BC that crusted really well. Then I lost the recipe, and I've made just about every one on here and none of them seem to crust well... I cant do the viva method PERIOD. if I touch it, I have buttercream everywhere.

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