How Do I Thin Bulk Bought Buttercream

Decorating By jessicascreativecakes Updated 27 Mar 2008 , 12:15am by kakeladi

jessicascreativecakes Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 6:01pm
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I have finally decided to go with a frosting that I can buy in bulk. It tastes okay but it is really thick. What is the best way to thin it down for icing a cake?
Any help would be appreciated.

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kakeladi Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 6:06pm
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Can it be just that it is cold?
Have you tried mixing it? Put it in the mixer bowl and beat on low w/a paddle. If that doesn't do it, Adding some liquid should help.
Extra flavoring probably won't hurt and gives you added liquid icon_smile.gif
Other things you could add to improve the flavor and thin it are:
sour cream
soft butter or margerine

jessicascreativecakes Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 9:29pm
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I have went to this bulk icing because it does not seem to crust so much. I have had so many people say my icing is hard. Never had this problem before but I quit doing any cakes for the past year because I was pregnant. If someone could tell me how to keep buttercream from crusting that would be great.
Before we moved I had lots of business and no complaints now noone seems to like the frosting.

kakeladi Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 12:15am
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Look for the lloooooooonnnggggg post with tip on Sugarshack's icing.
Use that recipe and you won't have any problems w/it getting 'hard'. It's easy to make, easy to work with and tasts super good.

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