Can You Ice a Warm Cake With Caramel Icing?


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While it is possible to ice a warm cake with caramel icing, it is best to let the cake cool completely before icing. Icing a warm cake may result in the frosting becoming contaminated with cake crumbs, or the frosting melting and dripping off the cake.

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Caramel icing is composed primarily of butter and sugar, both of which melt when exposed to heat. Additionally, a cake tends to crumble more easily while it is still warm because it has not set completely. Both these factors can result in a thin, messy layer of icing and a cake that lacks structural integrity.

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