Frosting a cake, as hard as it may sound to believe, is more about having fun and less about work. Browse through the confines of this article for step-by-step instructions on how to frost a cake.

How To Frost A Cake

Picture this – you are at a party and to your utter dismay your host serves you a cake sans frosting. Now, do you think you would enjoy eating that slice of cake? You most probably wouldn’t, because, frosting apart from making a cake look a lot more interesting can also ensure it tastes that much better. Maybe this is why frosting ranks as high as it does on the charts of culinary popularity. After all, a cake cannot be called a cake if it is not blessed with at least a few inches of frosting. Take the time and read on to gain access to step-by-step instructions on how to frost a cake. Remember, frosting a cake is really not as difficult as you think it is. If you are willing to be open to just a small measure of hard work, frosting a cake can be more about having fun and less about the work that is a part of the process.

Frosting A Cake

You Will Need
  • Cake Frosting
  • Cooling Racks
  • A Spatula
  • Cake Pans
  • The first thing to do even before getting started on the frosting is to cool the cake on a wire rack for at least ten minutes. This is extremely essential, because only a cake that’s arrived at room temperature can guarantee the success of the frosting!
  • Once the cake has cooled down, take it off the rack and cover the rack with a clean and dry towel. The towel should be thin, Turkish towels are not allowed here. With a firm grip and steady hand, tilt the cake onto the towel. Alternatively, you can cover the cake with the towel, turn it over and then place it onto the rack.
  • Place the first rack on the bottom of the cake layer and then together turn over both sides. By doing this, you will notice the right side of the cake is facing you! It’s important to exercise a little skill while going about this step.
  • If you have more layers of cake, repeat the step explained above. However, if you are just dealing with a single layer of cake, you can feel free to ignore this step.
  • Take a closer look at your cake. Do you see crumbs on it? If yes, it is your duty to rid your cake of the crumbs you see on it. For this, you can gently use your hands. When using your hands, hold the cake firmly with one hand and with the other brush off the crumbs that can come in the way of your frosting.
  • Once done with the dusting away of the crumbs; place the layer of cake on a large plate, flat side down and spread about half a cup of frosting. You can use the spatula for spreading the frosting. The frosting should amount to just about a quarter of an inch. If you are not dealing with layers, the thickness of the frosting can be just as much as you would like it to be.
  • If you are dealing with cake layers, however, simply place the second layer on the frosted layer and coat the sides with a thin layer of frosting. You can do this for as many layers of cake as you want to. If you want the cake to be that much richer, you can also add frosting between layers.
  • Once you are done with the layers of cake, complete the process of frosting by spreading frosting all over the cake. Basically, you have to seal the cake with frosting from all sides. Once done with applying the frosting, take pains to smoothen it with the spatula.

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