Crumb Coat & Chill
Updated: Aug 15, 2019
One of the first things I learned about how to make the presentation of my cakes better, was to apply a crumb coat before applying the final layer of frosting. A crumb coat is a thin layer of frosting applied to the cake in order to lock all of those pesky, unattractive crumbs in so that the flaws won't appear in your finished product. After you crumb coat the cake, you place it in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to chill and firm up. Once your frosting "crusts" a little, you apply the final layer of frosting. This is the first step to obtaining that smooth frosting coverage that folks will admire.
In this day & age of social media, where we tell everything there is to know about ourselves online, it could help some of us to "crumb coat and CHILL". Some of us have outside forces (bad jobs, dysfunctional family, drama-bearing friends, uncontrollable circumstances, etc.) that make all of the bad traits, fears, anger or flaws, that we possess, rise to the surface. Some of us display bad attitudes and spew hateful words online and elsewhere without caring who we affect, when we could work on applying our personal crumb coats and chilling out a bit.
Read a book, pray, journal, listen to calming music, meditate, go for walks. Our society as a whole, could benefit from letting God, the Master Baker, refine and polish us, to tighten up all those loose crumbs that we have on our cake's surface. Instead, some people would rather find and call attention to the crumbs on someone else's cake before crumb coating their own.