Cake Frosting Basics 12 – Crumb Coating 2

Cake Frosting Basics

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Crumb Coating
How to Crumb Coat a Cake with Buttercream Frosting


• Do cover the entire surface of the cake with frosting.

• Do make it thin and keep it tight to the cake. You should be able to easily see the cake below.

• Do refrigerate the cake for at least 10 minutes before proceeding with the final coat.


• Don’t fuss over the crumb coat. It will never be seen.

• Don’t add a thick crumb coat. The purpose is to hold the crumbs against the cake snugly.

• Don’t scrape buttercream used during the crumb coating process back into the main bowl of frosting, as that can contaminate the whole batch with crumbs. Instead, use a small bowl and keep the remaining buttercream for the next cake that needs crumb-coating.

How to Crumb Coat a Cake with Buttercream Frosting

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