It’s easiest to use a folded piece of parchment paper as a “scoop” to distribute the white chocolate as the warmth of your hands will melt the chocolate.
Scatter the cocoa nibs over the cake in a haphazard manner to mimic ermine spots. Stella Nov 16, 2011 · PM Hi Kate, I’m so sorry you had a bad experience with the cake.
Crumb coat by spreading a thin, smooth layer of buttercream over the tops and sides of the cake; this will prevent stray crumbs from flecking the finished layer.
Check out my crumb coating tutorial here for more details.
At any rate, having had to throw away all those ingredients with a bad batch, you’re probably not looking to spend any more money, but I can’t recommend enough a kitchen scale.