Trouble With Icing

Decorating By ashley884 Updated 21 Jun 2008 , 1:18am by indydebi

ashley884 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 12:59am
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I used a chocolate buttercream recipe to ice a cake and now that it's crusted over, it won't smooth and isn't spreadable anymore at all. Also, the crust has little cracks in it... icon_cry.gif

How can I smooth my cake or get the icing soft enough again to spread?

3 replies
sweetlikepie Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:13am
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Have you tried the Viva method yet? Get a Viva paper towel and lay it on your cake and use your hand or a spatula to light go over the surface of the cake. Smooths out like nothing else.
Good luck

ashley884 Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:15am
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Yes, I tried the viva papertowl...all it's doing is moving the icing and not smoothing anything out. It looks the same when you're done just looks a little shifted.

indydebi Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 1:18am
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Either add another layer of icing or scrape it off and start over.

I usually can add another thin layer of icing. If it's crusted enough, and if the new coat of icing is thin and smooth enough, it all works out well.

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