Unless you're a certified pastry chef working at a restaurant or bakery, you probably don't have a professional cake stand which lets you frost a cake easily without getting any extraneous icing on the plate.
But most of us amateur cooks don't possess such a contraption, leading to awkward frosting clumping on the bottom where the cake meets the plate. How do you prevent this problem? Check out this video to find out.
CHOW Associate Food Editor Amy Wisniewski suggests that you use the pan you baked with as a substitute cake stand for frosting.