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Try one of these three methods to get a perfectly frosted cake, and show off your beautiful baked goods to all your friends and family. An offset spatula helps to smoothen out your frosting, filling, and cake batter. The first step in frosting a beautiful cake is to make sure your cake completely cools after baking. If there isn't enough frosting, then you run the risk of getting cake crumbs mixed in with the frosting. Using a clean offset spatula, smooth out (the best you can) the cake as pictured below. Smooth the sides by holding the spatula against the side of the cake, with a slight angle pointing away from the cake. Different shapes have different purposes: Use a large offset icing spatula to smooth the top of your cake, and a mid-size, straight edge spatula for the sides. However, getting that perfectly smooth frosting coat on your favorite cake is easy! No need to wipe off excess frosting! Steady the second plate by sliding a dishtowel or oven mitt underneath it. 5 Easy Ways To Decorate Cakes Using No Cake Decorating. Pull the icing in towards the middle of the cake, making the corner level with the top of the cake. Tip #02: Frosting. Gently touch the loaded spatula to the side of the cake and begin spreading, being careful not to sweep your offset outside of the available frosting, which could … Set second layer on top. Today's tip on 'how to frost a cake smoothly' comes from Darlene who blogs at Make Fabulous Cakes, where she shares cake decorating tutorials and delicious recipes. Rosie’s fourth birthday. 2, 2014. The crumb coat should be a thin coat used to fill any gaps of cake with frosting. Start by using an offset spatula to frost the top of the cake, starting from the center. After 10 minutes, the cake should contract and come out of the pan easier. Kelly Ann’s (third) bridal shower. It is always better to have too much than too little frosting. You can frost the top of the cake in the same way you frosted the top of each layer. Top the cake with the second layer (top side down to create the most even layer). You can also use it to slice and serve the cake to your guests! If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. I believe that every baker and cake decorator out there has PICKED UP … Top the second cake layer with 2 cups buttercream, and use the small offset spatula to spread the frosting … Turn the cake stand with your hand as you frost the sides of the cake. If you want, you can use a piping bag with a smooth frosting attachment to add the first layer of frosting. To do this, start off the cake and use the clean back of your offset spatula to bring it in for a “landing” on the cake like an airplane. This will help you to get a more level surface. The first thing I do is add some pieces of parchment paper under the cake, so when I’m done frosting the cake, all I have to do is remove the parchment paper. His creations have been featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Weddings. So when you go back to frost it, all of the crumbs are locked in that layer, and they’re not gonna show in your final coat.". A Bundt cake is a cake made in a certain type of pan, it looks like a big fancy doughnut. Bench Scraper Scoop a mound of frosting (a little over cup for a 6″ round cake, about 2 cups for an 8″ round cake, and so on) on top of the cake. Push the frosting towards one corner of the bag. If there are any holes in the frosting from air bubbles, use your offset spatula to fill in the spaces with a bit of warmed frosting, and smooth over afterwards. Use an offset spatula or table knife to distribute the frosting evenly, and repeat this step if you have more than one layer. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/44\/Frost-a-Cake-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Frost-a-Cake-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/44\/Frost-a-Cake-Step-1.jpg\/aid350438-v4-728px-Frost-a-Cake-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":306,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"485","licensing":"

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