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Is there a trick to spreading frosting?
by Anonymous
January 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Every time I frost a cake, the top comes off and it looks like crap. Is there a trick to frosting a cake? I know stupid question. Lol.

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  • lovemyairman150
    January 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM
    Maybe the the way you're spreading it. I've had that issue before too and thats what I was doing wrong. Are you just flopping it on at one end and trying to spread it across the entire cake like butter on toast?
  • NBean311
    January 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Let it cool completely before frosting. I whip my frosting with a hand mixer to soften it before using, it also makes it light and fluffy. Make sure frosting is at room temp, or even a little warmer. Not so warm that it melts, but warm enough to be pliable. I spread a very thin crumb layer, freeze it to harden, then apply the layer of frosting that will be the outside. 

    Hope that helps! 

  • SweetMama823
    January 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM
    Let it cool first.
  • CreziaMommyTo2
    January 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    i guess how thick are you making your frosting and what kind of tool are you using to spread the frosting, also what kind of cake are you making, i have found certain recipes, i will alter my frosting for.

    if you are talking about boxed cakes and canned frosting, try whipping the frosting first to fluffin it up.  use a frosting spatula.

  • vixen42
    by vixen42
    January 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    make sure your cake is completely cool before you start and I microwave my frosting in 3o second times to make it more spreadable and soft

  • laranadtony
    January 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Yeah, you let your mom or your mother in law do it.

  • NiCo86
    by NiCo86
    January 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

     I am very impatient, and have found that I have to let the cake cool COMPLETELY before i frost it (which is sooooo hard for me to wait!!!!)

  • anitarichman
    January 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

     microwave the frosting for 30 seconds (or more depending on your micro) to soften it.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    January 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM
    That's pretty much what I do. Lol.

    Quoting lovemyairman150:

    Maybe the the way you're spreading it. I've had that issue before too and thats what I was doing wrong. Are you just flopping it on at one end and trying to spread it across the entire cake like butter on toast?
  • Amy_M
    by Amy_M
    January 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Make sure it is completely cooled.  Putting it in the freezer before frosting helps a bunch too.

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