9 Common Cake Frosting Mistakes to Avoid
The popularity of cake decorating is on the rise, and amateur bakers everywhere are taking action and displaying their incredible cakes online. Many how-to videos show you how to frost and decorate everything from a special unicorn cake to everyday treats. But very few go into detail about what can go wrong, what causes them and how you can fix them. Whether you are making a professional cake or just want to prepare a beautiful cake for a special occasion, knowing the basics of icing will help you achieve a great result.
We have all made those mistakes that make it almost impossible to achieve the perfect velvety smooth buttercream swirl. I talked to some people in our test kitchen to find out what mistakes beginners make most often when icing a cake and how you can avoid them. I am now going to look at some of the mistakes you can easily avoid in the world of cakes. These include icing at the wrong temperatures, preparing your cake poorly for the process and the best and worst ways to handle and shop your finished cakes. Believe it or not, you can fix most mistakes when icing a cake if you know what to look for and exercise a little patience. Have a spatula ready!