frosting a cake

by Kaaren
(Coto de Caza, CA)

I let my cakes cool out of the oven. When I frost the cake I get all the cake crumbs mixed in the frosting. How do I keep this from happening?

Also, how do you keep a cake from having a split in the cake? I took my cake out of the oven and their was a big dent on the top.

Thanks,

Kaaren

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Mar 06, 2009
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Dent in the cake
by: Anonymous

When a skim layer forms on your layers in the oven (after 10 or 15minutes), score the top of each layer with a knife,in a lattice pattern.

Your layers won't crown or crack. This will be the bottom of your layer, anyway.

Hope this helps.

Mar 04, 2009
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Crumb Coat
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Kaaren,

This is easily fixed. After your cake has cooled, add a crumb coat. This is just a thin layer of slightly thinned buttercream that's applied all over the top and sides of the cake to 'set' the crumbs.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for posting your question. Come back often and ask even more.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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