Use Warm Water When Frosting Cake

When frosting a cake with a rubber spatula, first dip in some warm water then proceed to frost. It helps apply smoothly and and preventing little pieces of the cake from coming off. Reapply the dipping method as needed.

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Source: My mother taught me this years and years ago.

October 28, 20080 found this helpful

If you make a thin coat of icing that is called a crumb coat on the cake first using the dipping method, then the crumbs will be set and the second coat will go on with not problem with crumbs. Information for Cake Decorating class

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October 28, 20080 found this helpful

Freeze the cake before frosting and no crumbs--so says Sandra Lee on Fool channel

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