How Do I Crumb Coat A Stand Up Christmas Tree 3D

Decorating By melody1976 Updated 10 Oct 2011 , 3:46pm by Kiddiekakes

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melody1976 Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:05pm
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can anyone tell me how to crumb coat a 3d stand up christmas tree???

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SweetDreams_DK Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:22pm
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You can always do it with your hands. Mike McCarey has a great DVD that he sells of how to make a car cake (any car shape), and he gets a perfectly smooth crumb coat by warming the buttercream slightly..just until it's goopy (but not curdled)...and then just smooths it on with his hands. He does a few thin coats of it, refrigerating in between to set it. It works great.

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cupadeecakes Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 3:13pm
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I'll second SweetDreams_DK's suggestion. I have the same Mike McCarey video and I have used the technique very successfully on all of my sculpted cakes since then. I would add that this is going to work much better if you use an all butter buttercream.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 3:46pm
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I too use my hands anytime I have a 3D cake which requires small crevices etc..Much easier....

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