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How do you get the cake not to stick to the frosting and come off when you're fr

  1. janesix profile image62
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    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?

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    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.

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    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.

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    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.)

    Best wishes!

  5. Qmarpat profile image70
    Qmarpatposted 12 months ago

    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.