Airplane cake trouble

by Crystal
(Red Deer, AB, Canada)

I'm wondering how many cake mixes I'm suppose to use, and how many layers there are suppose to be? What is a crumb coat? I also have no idea how to make this airplane, not explained in good detail. I'm a beginner with the cake making, I usually just buy one from the store, but this year I'm trying the frugal way. What recipe do you find is the best for the buttercream icing?

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Jul 22, 2009
Completing The Airplane
by: Michelle (admin)


1. How many cake mixes you use is up to you. I don't specify how many, since the cake design can be adapted to any size cake. If you want it exactly as shown on the site, you would use 1 1/2 cake mixes (or recipes from scratch) and make 5 layers of the same size.

2. Here are the instructions for crumb coating a cake

3. Check the
instruction again for the plane. I have updated them to be a little clearer.

4. Use this buttercream recipe for the best all-round performance.

Michelle (editor)

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