Quoting laranadtony:Yeah, you let your mom or your mother in law do it.
Yeah, you let your mom or your mother in law do it.
Mommy of 2 girls & TTC #3 &
Use an offset spatula, and ice the sides of the cake first, finish with the top. And make sure the icing isn't too thick.
When I frost a cake, I will do a thin layer first and let it sit over night in the fridge. Then the next morning I will frost it with more frosting.
Trim the tops of cakes to create an even surface. To keep your cake stand neat while frosting the cake, tuck strips of parchment paper underneath the cake after you've placed it on the stand and before you begin frosting. Carefully remove the strips before serving the cake. Spread a thin layer of frosting on the cake to seal in crumbs (called "crumb coating"). Chill for about 30 minutes before applying the final coat of frosting. This will help keep crumbs from working their way into the layer of frosting. An offset spatula works best when frosting a cake. To keep a tall cake from sliding while you work, insert a bamboo skewer through the center.
the trick is to never spread where a crumb pulls up or it will keep pulling up. Just dab a piece of frosting there.
Spoon the frosting on first. Spread with a plastic knife if you have one- also dipping the knife in water between strokes helps.
Put the cake in the fridge so it sets a little firmer and then frost.
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