Tips For Icing A Cake

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Like any baking skill, practice makes perfect! While icing a cake may seem like a daunting task, the more times you do it the easier it will get! These are some of my go-to tips for icing a cake.

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Ingredients


Cake

  • Cakes Of Choice
  • Buttercream Of Choice (You know I'll always recommend my Italian Meringue Buttercream!)
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Tools


  • Small Straight & Offset Spatula
  • Large Spatula Combo
  • Bench Scraper
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  • First, crumb coat your cake by pressing buttercream onto the sides using the flat side of a palette knife.

  • Chill your cake until the crumb coat is firm. Depending on the size of your cake, 10-20 minutes.

  • Ice the top of your cake first, then the side. Ice a smooth, even layer onto the top of the cake using a palette knife.

  • Ice a generous amount of buttercream onto the sides of the cake, most of this will be scraped away!

  • Use a stainless steel bench scraper to give your cake a smooth finish.

  • For extra texture, use a cake comb to create a pattern with your buttercream. When using a bench scraper or a cake comb, make sure to get your angle correct and hold it straight up and down.

  • If you dont get the finish correct the first time, simply add more buttercream to your cake and try again!

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