Icing The Cake Question

Decorating By KGRepic Updated 6 Feb 2011 , 3:44am by kearniesue

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KGRepic Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 3:08am
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I am relatively new to cake decorating and a common occurrence I have come across while icing the cake is the top of the cake sticking to the icing and pulling off. Is there anything that would help this? I am so eager to learn!

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EmilyJo9 Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 3:18am
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Are you crumb coating first? If you crumb coat first you don't need to worry about crumbs getting into the frosting because when that coat sets you'll have a nice clean, smooth cake for your final icing coat. Also, are you waiting long enough for the cake to cool before icing?

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obsessed Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 3:27am
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Not sure what you are using for icing but sometimes thinning it a little can help with this...HTH.

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Angel_Cake Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 3:28am
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It might also be that you're not thinning your icing enough. Add some milk or water to it and see if that helps.

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kearniesue Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 3:44am
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I never crumb coat, but I never completely raise my spatula from the cake when icing it. That seems to solve the problem for me.


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