Well, it is a "little thicker" but it runs down the side of the cake and I can't keep it iced. I have never made this type of cake before so I don't know what I should expect. I have to deliver this cake in a couple hours....please help!!!
What should I do???? I don't have the ingredients to start over and I can't leave the house!!!!
I'm not sure what all the ingredients were in your icing .. besides, pecans/coconut, what else was added?
Thanks for responding so quickly.
I used the recipe on here German Chocolate Cake II
It had 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, 2 cups heavy whipping cream and that was supposed to thicken on a double boiler. Then after it thickened I was supposed to add the coconut/pecans.
Well, I was still trying to thicken it at 3:45 this morning and it never thickened, so I started over. Still not thick. Am I doing something wrong? I followed the recipe word for word.
Did you let it cool down some before putting it on your cakes? I'd think if it were still a bit too warm, it would want to all slide off and run to the bottom of the cake .. The only other thing I can think of would be to use just a little bit of cornstarch to try and thicken it.. by this, I mean back to the stove to cook it some more adding a bit of cornstarch as a thickening agent.. If you did try the cornstarch, I'd take some of the icing and mix it really well with the cornstarch in a cup or a small bowl first and then stir that into the icing .. I wouldn't just dump the cornstarch straigiht into the icing because you may be white powdery lumps ... I don't think if you use maybe just a teaspoon or 2 of the cornstarch that it would change or alter the taste of your icing too much ... not sure, but maybe that would work for you
Thank you Cheryl!!!
The icing has been in the fridge for 4 hours and chilled. Now I have it in the freezer LOL I thought about adding the cornstarch last night while I was still cooking it, but thought I might mess it up. Do I need to cook it again in order to add the cornstarch?
I REALLY appreciate your help!!!
I would think you'd need to cook it a bit to help it to thicken .. if it's still not thickened any after being in the fridge/freezer and it's cold, I'd try the cornstarch to see if that'd thicken it any .. taste it to make sure it doesn't alter the taste too much .. I sure hope it comes out o.k. for you!! let us know!
After I posted to you I opened the freezer to check the icing. GUESS WHAT!?!?! IT is actually thick!!!! It's PERFECT!!! I think that recipe needs a little more in the description so this won't happen to someone else.
Oh, it tastes delicious and is just perfect!!!
Thanks again for your QUICK responses!!!
Have a great day! OH yeah, CONGRATULATIONS on the new Moderator job!!
Thanks and best of luck with your cake! Glad it all turned out well for you