Butter Cream Icing

Decorating By Mami_Mom Updated 21 Jun 2008 , 9:13pm by jamalyn1

Mami_Mom Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:22pm
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Please Help! I am having issues with my home made butter cream. I have a recipe from Wilton that tastes wonderful , but it doesn't seem to be stiff enough to make flowers or anything actually...it runs or blurrs
any advice? I am using gel coloring

thanks a million

6 replies
Andrea329 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:37pm
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You can try adding some confectionary sugar to it to stiffen it.

msulli10 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 10:38pm
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Not sure what you did, but just keep adding powdered sugar till you get the consistency you want. The Wilton recipe usually works great.
Good luck.

Mami_Mom Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 11:03pm
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should I refrigerate it before using? maybe it was too room-temperatury

msulli10 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 11:34pm
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That shouldn't really make a difference, but you could try chilling it a bit. I think once you add more powdered sugar you will get the consistency you are looking for. I'm wondering if the shortening you used has anything to do with it.

Mami_Mom Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 8:44pm
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well, I am just a at-home hit-and-miss kind of decorator....just trying my hand. I am on a tight budget so I use the cheapo store brand stuff becasue I am just practicing ...would this be the culprit?

jamalyn1 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 9:13pm
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You should use pure cane sugar for best results. Some of the store brands use beet sugar and that doesn't work as well. Hope this helps!

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