Why refrigerate before decorating?

I see people do the crumbcoat, first coat of icing, then put it in the refrigerator before decorating. Why do they do this and should I do this?

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Oct 25, 2008

VERONICA IS exactly right, you want the first crumb coat to harden pretty much so when the second coat goes on it goes on smooth. If you are just doing a regular cake without any crumbs on it you really don't have to do the first crumb coating. It takes a little longer but will make your cake look lovely..Nancy of Ca

Oct 24, 2008
Why refrigerate?
by: Veronica

I believe you would refrigerate after initial crumb coat to set icing (so it gets hard) so that when you put your final coat of icing it's easier and your crumb coat won't mix with your other icing.

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