Newbie Struggling With Bc

Decorating By cms1012 Updated 18 Jun 2008 , 4:34am by cms1012

cms1012 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:25am
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I am testing a new buttercream recipe (something other than Wilton) and I am finding the icing won't stick to the cake! Is this normal? Every swipe of the spatula reveals another section of cake - I have loaded the cake with icing in hopes that doing a thicker layer may help and still as I try to cover and smooth the icing it just pulls away from the cake. If anyone has any advice I would be so appreciative.


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charlieinMO Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:41am
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Is your icing too thick? Maybe add a little water would help?

Michelle104 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:53am
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Yep! I was thinking too stiff also. Try thinning it a little and I bet that will help. icon_smile.gif

YAYI95 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:56am
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You may need to thin your icing.

debster Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:14am
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Yes I agree too thick. I'm amazed at how many recipes call for like 4 tbl of water or milk per batch and I use almost a 1/2 cup. Now this is for spreading icing to cover the cake, not for making flowers. Hope this helps, thin a little at a time.

cms1012 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:34am
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ahhhhh - i will definitely try to thin the icing! thank you so much for your help icon_smile.gif

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