Three Ideas to Fix a Cake Frosting Problem

Baking and cake frosting your own layer cake has to be one of the most difficult of all the cooking projects out there

This project isn’t one that many people undertake on a regular basis anymore.

Whether you want to serve a beautiful cake for a dinner with friends or to make your child’s birthday cake, make sure you have plenty of time to frost your cake.

If you’re having trouble with your frosting, here are some ideas that might help you out.

1. If your cake seems to be crumbling apart as you frost it, make sure it’s totally cool.

You might also want to lay one layer of frosting, put the cake in the fridge for an hour, and then start over with a thick layer of top frosting.

Make the first layer thinner by adding extra cream or milk so that it will spread out more easily.

Once it sets, most of the crumbs will be trapped into it, and you won’t have to worry about them working up the texture of your top layer of icing.

2. If you can’t get your icing smooth, make sure you’re using the right tools. You can’t ice a cake really well and prettily with a butter knife.

You need a side smoother and a top smoother for that. You may also use a ruler and a level to get a thick layer of cake frosting totally level and smooth.

3. If your icing is too runny or too thick, make sure you’re following the recipe exactly.

Sometimes, though, the level of humidity or dryness in the air can mean you have to change the recipe a bit.

You may need to add more confectioner’s sugar or more milk to make the icing thicker or thinner, as needed.

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