IMPORTANCE OF A CRUMB COAT
When I started making cakes in high school, I kind of just went in blind. I didn't read any books or blogs, or watch any baking shows...I just went for it. And as a result, I made cakes that had alot of crumbs in them.But we all have to start somewhere, right?
One of the first, and probably most important things I learned in my early research was the importance of a crumb coat.
By definition, a crumb coat is a thin layer of icing that traps in all the cake crumbs. But, it also helps you to fill in places where your cake might not be totally even. The crumb coat gives you a solid base to start decorating on. It is kind of like the concept of using paint primer before you start to paint your house. This little coat of icing makes your life so much easier and if you skip this step, you run the risk of having little pieces of crumb in your final product.This is annoying, and not very appealing. So do yourself a favor - and crumb coat your cakes. Crumb coating is easy. Once you have filled and stacked your layers, take a small amount of icing and spread it all over the cake. It is easiest to start at the top, and then work your way down the sides. Try to make it as thin and as smooth as possible. Once you are done, place the cake in a fridge for 20 minutes or just let it air dry before applying the main icing.
You will see the difference clearly and how very useful it is. #jagabanofig #cakesofinstagram #naijabrandchicks #naijasalesmaker #flyest_mz #naijabrandinfluencer #insta #instagram #lagosbaker #naijacakes #naijabrands #cakesofnstagram #naijabaker #probaker #nigeria #cakeit #beautifulcakes #cakesinstyle #caketrends #cakebaker #cakeoftheday #cakeslayer #birthdaycake #cakedesigner #cakes #spongecake #eventmarket #cakesinlagos #crumbcoat - 1 day ago