crumb coats, tables, and video

filed under: I Am Mommy on April 11, 2015

there are few things

table with cake onit

in this life that give me more joy…

crumb coated cake

than a decent crumb coat

clean wood table

or a clean table.

As every mom and a baker knows, both can be illusive!

(Here is a little picture step-by-step on crumb coating)

Which leads me to my point today…

if I were to start doing more cake decorating/baking/styling/how-to videos

on my blog

what would you like them to be about?

Neapolitan Cake

I have a Rose Cake video here,


and a surprise-inside cake here,

heath cake

and a basic Heath cake decorating video here...

would you like more of that? A specific technique? How to do a get a decent crumb coat?

YOU be the boss!

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  • Jennifer D. says:

    I’d love to see more videos in specific piping techniques. Like the hydrangeas, other flowers, etc. I must say, I made your Best Chocolate cake for my daigter’s birthday party today and it IS the BEST. So moist and rich but not overly rich.

    Also, any tips on making buttercream not so sweet? I love to pipe, but my family complains of how overly sweet buttercream is. I think they’re crazy, but you know. 😉

    • Po says:

      Same concern here! Although I love Amanda’s buttercream recipe, my relatives find it too sweet. I also think they’re crazy because that’s like the best part, right?

    • maria in nj says:

      Jennifer have you ever tried making Swiss Meringue Buttercream…it is so delicious and not as sweet as american buttercream…

  • Alma deMontenegro says:

    Where ca I find the recipe for Annymae´s carrot cake. I made the chocolate cake and is so, so, good. Thank you for sharing. God bless you

  • Teresa says:

    Love your site. I would like more info on everything! I really would like more info on a decent crumb coat.

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    Uh, how do I get my crumb coat to look like yours! Lol. Mine are never that neat! I also have a heck of a time getting the sides of my cake straight. I just use ganache to hide all my imperfections. 😉

  • Jacqueline McSpedon says:

    Love, LOVE when I finish crumb coating a cake and also having a clean, no mess, no little toy in the corner or piece of paper hanging around on my kitchen table. Not something that happens too often here but it’s a nice change when it happens.
    Praying for peace. Praying for all animals that need a warm, safe environment to be in. Praying for a friend of my moms that just passed on yesterday. She was a wonderful lady full of spirit and laughter. She will be missed…

  • Po says:

    I’d like to see more videos on decorating! I know you do your best to explain it through words, but I still struggle (sometimes) to visualize it. :/

    But no matter what subject you choose to dwell on, I’ll still watch your videos! 😀

  • maria in nj says:

    I have two words…plastic ruler

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    Ah the illusive clean table lol! But that crumb coating, definitely need to go practice that asap!

  • Kelly says:

    Your crumb coat and all your cakes are flawless! Thank you so much, I love all these videos and your rose buttercream has been my go to ever since you shared it! xo

  • Lisa says:

    Hey Amanda! I’m a die-hard fan of your recipes and I’d like to see more how-to frosting techniques tutorials of you because your frosted cake look simply amazing!

    Love, Lisa

  • Linda R says:

    Definitely how to get a flat, straight cake…and that dang crumb coat! I’m horrible at it. I don’t have your cookbook handy, so the name escapes me. But I have tried to do the design on the cake with the white petals on top, then the lighter chocolate and darker chocolate on the bottom. I love that design, just can’t master it.

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    I would love more video of decorating techniques! Also I would love to see how you make sure your icing is even between layers!

  • Jen says:

    I’d love a video on crumb coating, also on how to get a buttercream cake frosted smooth…. mine never turn out and yours are always beautiful!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    oh my gawd, a clean table!!!! the bane of my existence. . keeping a clean table and laundry. Love all the videos!!!! Hope today is better for you, my friend!!! and yes, more ways to pipe frosting, like for cupcakes!!!

  • Sarah says:

    I love your cakes and your blog Amanda! Do you have a video on crumb coatings? I still can’t get mine perfect.

  • Christine says:

    I love your website. I have made several things that have been fabulous. I’d like to know about the crumb coat and how you get a flat top on a cake.


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