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Is there a trick to spreading frosting?

Anonymous
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Every time I frost a cake, the top comes off and it looks like crap. Is there a trick to frosting a cake? I know stupid question. Lol.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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lovemyairman150
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Maybe the the way you're spreading it. I've had that issue before too and thats what I was doing wrong. Are you just flopping it on at one end and trying to spread it across the entire cake like butter on toast?
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NBean311
by Chivette on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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Let it cool completely before frosting. I whip my frosting with a hand mixer to soften it before using, it also makes it light and fluffy. Make sure frosting is at room temp, or even a little warmer. Not so warm that it melts, but warm enough to be pliable. I spread a very thin crumb layer, freeze it to harden, then apply the layer of frosting that will be the outside. 

Hope that helps! 

SweetMama823
by Platinum Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Let it cool first.
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CreziaMommyTo2
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

i guess how thick are you making your frosting and what kind of tool are you using to spread the frosting, also what kind of cake are you making, i have found certain recipes, i will alter my frosting for.

if you are talking about boxed cakes and canned frosting, try whipping the frosting first to fluffin it up.  use a frosting spatula.

vixen42
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

make sure your cake is completely cool before you start and I microwave my frosting in 3o second times to make it more spreadable and soft

laranadtony
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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Yeah, you let your mom or your mother in law do it.

NiCo86
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

 I am very impatient, and have found that I have to let the cake cool COMPLETELY before i frost it (which is sooooo hard for me to wait!!!!)

anitarichman
by Anita on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

 microwave the frosting for 30 seconds (or more depending on your micro) to soften it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM
That's pretty much what I do. Lol.

Quoting lovemyairman150:

Maybe the the way you're spreading it. I've had that issue before too and thats what I was doing wrong. Are you just flopping it on at one end and trying to spread it across the entire cake like butter on toast?
Amy_M
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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Make sure it is completely cooled.  Putting it in the freezer before frosting helps a bunch too.

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