How do you get the cake not to stick to the frosting and come off when you're frosting a cake?
Is there a secret to frosting cakes without making a torn up mess?
I'm not a baker but I remember my mother's methods. Wait for the cake to cool and keep dipping the knife in a cup of water between spreading the frosting. I've tried it and it works. I think it helps the frosting not stick to the knife which pulls up the cake, especially if the frosting is thick.
My mom always told me to make sure the cake was cool and the frosting is at room temperature. I've always followed those two rules and never had a mess.
My daughter decorates fancy cakes--she's taken that Wilton decorating class. Here are her pointers:
First, be sure the cake is absolutely cooled with no residual warmth.
Next, brush off any loose crumbs.
Then, thin part of the icing, and frost the cake with a thin layer of this icing. (It's called a 'crumb icing' for just that reason: it traps any further loose crumbs.)
Allow the crumb icing to set up for a bit, then apply your regular chosen frosting, and you'll have a beautiful finished look with no crumbs, and no cake coming up with the frosting.
Always use a wide spatula to frost a cake, not a table knife. (A frosting spatula has a straight blade that is about an inch wide.)
I have to make sure the cake is very cool. I've had cakes peel, and now I just let them cool for awhile. It usually works. I'm sure people who are experts will have pointers.
by Hmrjmr18 years ago
Mines alwasy been triple chocolate, Cake Frosting and some sculpted fudge, and when I'm a real devil some cherries too.
by possum lover10 months ago
What's your favorite flavor of cake?My favorite is lemon, and chocolate comes in at a close second place.
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