Does the crumb coat on a cake need to be colored if the final layer will be colored?

I am coloring a cake bright royal blue but first I am going to make a "crumb coat" of frosting before the final so I can make a smooth and crumb free coat. Does the crumb coat need to be colored like the final frosting? I am making a buttercream frosting.

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  • Hannah
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    I would color it so all of the frosting is the same color, but if you really don't want to you don't need to. I think you should. Good luck! (:

  • 9 years ago

    It wouldn't hurt. I would take the time to color the crumb coat as well.

  • Rli R
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    you don't need to color it since you will be covering it with another layer. Just be careful when spreading your blue layer over it.

    Hope that helps.

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