Video: The Easiest Way to Frost a Cake

Video: The Easiest Way to Frost a Cake

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Anjali Prasertong
Apr 27, 2011
Frosting a layer cake is usually a bit fussy. We typically slice off the domed top of the cake to make it flat and spread on a crumb coat to keep the final layer of frosting looking perfect. But the team at Saveur has put together a video showing their extremely quick and easy method for icing a cake — no crumb coat required! These are the tips we got out of the video: • Turn the top layer upside-down. By positioning the flat bottom of the upper cake layer facing out, you get a nice flat surface on the top of your cake without having to deal with slicing off the dome and the excess crumbs that result. • Use a lot of frosting. A good amount of frosting covers the cake and seems to trap the crumbs without the need for an additional crumb coat. • Protect the plate. Protecting the cake plate with strips of parchment or wax paper allows you to spread a generous layer of frosting around the top of the cake and down the sides while still maintaining a neat bottom edge. More cake-frosting tips:Tip: How to Frost Cakes Without Making a MessHow To Frost a Layer CakeCake Frosting Tip: Leave the Sides Naked! Do have any tips or favorite methods for frosting a layer cake? (Image: Faith Durand)
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