Frost A Cake Like A Pro

October 9, 2018

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Baking a cake is simple.  Frosting it can be a challenge. So take a tip from the pros.  Beyond waiting for your cake to cool to room temperature before frosting, give it a few hour stay in the refrigerator. Wrap your cake, or its layers individually and put them in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours or even overnight after it has sufficiently cooled on the counter. Once the cake is sufficiently chilled, you can trim the layers, stack and fill the cake, and apply a crumb coat, which is a thin layer of frosting that covers the sides and top of the cake. Then stick the whole cake back in the refrigerator for another 10 to 15 minutes; this will help the crumb coat you've applied firm up so it won't slide around when you apply the final thick layer of frosting over it.

SOURCE: The Kitchn

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