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How To Frost a Layer Cake

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How To Frost a Layer Cake

A step-by-step tutorial with pictures on how to frost a layer cake.

Here we will learn the basic steps in frosting a layered cake and provide the tools you will need

 

 

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED TO FROST A LAYER CAKE

A revolving cake decorating stand – for easily and smoothly rotating the cake as we frost it.

Angled spatula – this helps you spread your frosting and can also help smooth

Cake transfer plate – for easy transfer of cakes

Cake Knife – for smoothing frosting around a frosted cake

Disposable Piping Bag – for spreading frosting and decorating

Cake leveler – to get even layered cakes. use to remove domed tops of your baked cakes

 Decorating Tips and a large tip – for distributing frosting and decorating.

Cake Board

 

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

 9-inch round baked cakes

1 recipe of your favorite frosting(Vanilla Buttercream, Chocolate Buttercream)

optional: cake filling of your choice

optional: sprinkles. all the sprinkles!

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO FROST A LAYER CAKE WITH PICTURES

You will need to ensure you have flat cakes. Level the tops of cake with a serrated knife or a cake leveler tool if your cakes are domed shape.

Place Cake Board on Turntable OR Cut three or four parchment paper to place under the cake.

How To Frost a Layer Cake

Place the first cake on a cake board or on a cake plate using a cake lifter.

Top with about 1/2 cup frosting and using an angled spatula.

How To Frost a Layer Cake

Spread the frosting over the cake layer using the angled spatula. You want an even layer of the frosting pushing any excess towards the edges.

Place the second layer on top of the first cake. Repeat the process until your last cake layer, ensuring you use equal portions frosting. Place the last cake down with the flat bottom of the cake on top.

How To Frost a Layer Cake

Evenly smooth the frosting on top of your cake, pushing any extras to the side.

How To Frost a Layer Cake

Using the angled spatula, cover the sides of the cake in a thin coat of frosting.

Smooth the sides and top as much as possible. This is a crumb coat that will lock in all the loose crumbs of your soft cake. Chill cake for at least 30 minutes to set the crumb coat.

Next, spread about 1/2 cup frosting on top of the cake. Again, evenly spread the frosting over the top of the cake

Next, frost the sides of the cake with as much frosting as needed to cover up the cake.

Slowly spread the frosting around the cake until you have a smooth frosting.

With the cake on your cake turntable, use the cake knife to smooth the sides of the cake. Hold the cake knife straight against the side of the cake and rotate the cake gently. This takes a few practices to get smooth edges

After smoothing the sides of your cake, use the same technique to smooth the top.

Decorate with your favorite toppings

 

TIPS FOR A PERFECT CAKE LAYING WITH FROSTING

  1.  if you frost your cake with a thick coat of frosting, it is easier to smooth with the cake knife.
  2. Measure out your frosting for each layer so you have even frosting between cake layers.
  3. Cake layers must be completely cool before frosting to avoid frost from slipping cake layers, melting frosting.
  4. Before you trim the cake layers, chill them in the fridge so that they firm up a bit.

 

HERE ARE SOME CAKE YOU CAN TRY YOUR HANDS ON:

BLACK FOREST CAKE

SLUTTY BROWNIE CAKE

CHEAKERBOARD CAKE

 

MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD(JESUS) THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.kjv

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