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post #16 of 21
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I will try ALL the ideas and see what works for me! Thanks everyone for your help-I really hated to use my trusty toothpick and pick out the crumbs but I did!
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post #17 of 21
I had the worst times w/ crumbs when I started decorating. The first thing that really really really helped me was thinning my icing down, it was just too stiff and was pulling up cake as I spread it.

And then it got even better when I started using pan goop as I call it instead of spraying or oiling/flouring pans. You can buy the Wilton cake release but I just make my own, it's equal parts flour, oil, and shortening. I mix 1 cup shortening, add one cup oil, then one cup flour until it's nice and smooth and have a perfect sized little bowl I store it in next to my oil in the cupboard. Just spread a nice layer on your pans with a pastry brush and it makes a nice smooth surface for icing!

Hope some of our tips help you, good luck, you'll get it!!!
post #18 of 21
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Thanks everyone! I do appreciate the input! Most of the chocolate cakes I have done have been with different designs on it-not just white icing like a wedding cake so I've not run into issues with the crumbs before-I have taken notes and will be trying things to not have to deal with crumbs again. I don't every have problems (now that I've said that.....)with other flavors or combinations-just the chocolate.
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post #19 of 21
Since we are on chocolate cakes--- Does anyone have a particular boxed mix or recipe they use. I dont like chocolate cake that well, but have never found a recipe or box mix that I've thought "wow this is awesome cake." So. any suggestion I would appreciate.
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post #20 of 21
I feel your pain. There should be a rule that chocolate cake can only be covered with chocoolate frosting. icon_smile.gif I dislike cakes with heavy frosting (people just leave 1/2 of it on the plate anyway) and was dismayed to discover that it would have taken a heavy coat of frosting to hide all the chocolate. I don't sell cakes so I decided to keep my usual thin layer of frosting and live with a few crumbs.
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post #21 of 21
I use the Wilton Spray! I love it! BUT----I do NOT ever spray the pan until the mix is ready to pour into the pans! Any time I do - it doesn't come out as well! Immediately after spraying-pour in your batter! I never have a problem with white or with chocolate! Happy baking!
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