Icing Cake on a Plate

Betty's Baking Tip:

How to Ice a Cake Without Making a Mess

Learn how to ice your cake without making a mess with Betty Crocker™.

Making a mess when you ice your cake? We share some top tips with you so when you start frosting, the only thing that has icing on it is your cake.

How to Ice a Cake Without Making a Mess?

  • Once your cake is cooled to room temperature, seal it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for a few hours. A cool cake doesn’t crumble as much and makes it a lot easier to get a smooth finish on your icing.
  • To avoid making a mess of your plate when icing, place a small sheet of baking paper underneath the cake. When you’re finished icing, gently pull out the paper for a drip-free plate.
  • Use your icing to make a crumb layer – this will seal in the crumbs. Once you’ve finished your crumb layer, pop your cake in the fridge for 15-20 minutes before applying the final layer.

These tips will ensure that your kitchen is gleaming, and your cake has a perfect finish.

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