Why is my frosting not sticking to my cake?

Why is my frosting not sticking to my cake?

I generally find that it's either because my buttercream is too stiff, or because my cake is too moist and/or crumby. In either case, try thining your BC a bit more. Doing a crumb coat first helps, too–you don't have to get a lot on there to make a good surface for the next layer. Sounds like your BC is too stiff.

Why does my cake fall apart when frosting?

A good frosting is not too thin and not too thick. … Too thick and it will pull the cake, tearing it and leaving crumbs in the frosting. To thin out frosting that is too thick, add a few drops of milk and stir.

How do you frost a cake like a pro?

Prepare the surface of the cake and use jam or buttercream as an adhesive so that your icing will sit evenly on it. Lightly dust your work surface and rolling pin with icing sugar so that the ready to roll icing doesn't stick. Don't dust icing sugar onto the top of the icing!