Ask the Test Kitchen: The Easiest Way to Ice a Cake

By Ben Mims

Published on April 26, 2011

Introducing Ask the Test Kitchen, our new series of articles and videos featuring Associate Food Editor Ben Mims and our Test Kitchen staff. Ben comes from a family of skilled home bakers who taught him this no-fuss technique. Here, he shows us a neat trick for how to ice a cake without having to prep your cake with a crumb coat. See what he does with strips of parchment paper to keep the cake stand clean.

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