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Crumb coat question

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nannycook Fri 02-Aug-13 21:55:25

When you crumb coated your cake before decorating, after it sets do you put another of buttercream on? Just wondered what you all do. TIA.

wheredidiputit Fri 02-Aug-13 22:09:24


You put a thin layer of butter icing to cover the cake. Then once chilled for a few hours/over night. Then the thicker/top layer of butter icing.

nannycook Fri 02-Aug-13 22:37:43

Thanks for replying wheredidiputit, do you chill 2nd layer before the fondant?

MikeLitoris Fri 02-Aug-13 22:58:09


If its a heavily decorated cake and the icing doesnt need to be flawless then no. But I am slightly lazy grin

Snowgirl1 Fri 02-Aug-13 23:07:47

I would only do one crumb coat if I was going to put fondant on top - never heard of two layers, but I'm no expert

nannycook Fri 02-Aug-13 23:09:48

Oh your not lazy, not with that tardis you just made
I have to be honest i dont do that but i will in future as i think it gives a neater finish.

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