Can You Mix It Too Much????

Decorating By travelingcakeplate Updated 23 Apr 2008 , 1:23pm by travelingcakeplate

travelingcakeplate Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 8:34pm
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Last night, I thought it would be a good idea to mix my buttercream while putting my child to bed. Well, I accidentally fell asleep with the mixer going. (about 45 minutes) And although the texture of the buttercream was smooth, after all that mixing, it won't crust. Is there any way I can revive it? I made 5 quarts of it! icon_cry.gif

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JanH Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:44am
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Yes, you can overbeat your b/c and the results are exactly as you described.

However, your mistake is exactly the technique used for making whipped b/c frostings.

Might want to try adding more powdered sugar to a small quantity of frosting to see if that restores the crusting ability....

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

travelingcakeplate Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:23pm
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Thanks JanH, or should I say... Denzel. *sigh* He is so dreamy!

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