How to Ice a Cake Smoothly

How to Ice a Cake Without Making a Mess

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

How to Ice a Cake Without Making a Mess?

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.

  • 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.

Icing Cake on a Plate