Slideing Frosting

Decorating By mustang1964 Updated 12 Jul 2008 , 11:46pm by wgoat5

mustang1964 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 10:32pm
post #1 of 2

The last two times I did a two layer cake the frosting slide off the cake and I had to re frost it three times before it stayed on. People always comment they like my cakes because the frosting is not very thick, so I don't think I am putting to much on.
My recipe is the one I have always used
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 C. shortening
1/3 C water
Also why is it that I have so much trouble with the bottom of the cake showing through?

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wgoat5 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 11:46pm
post #2 of 2

Sounds like your icing is too thin... on the bottom if the cake is showing you aren't putting on enough

Try crumb coating first .. letting it sit for a few minutes then putting on another layer... That way your main icing will have something to "hold" on to icon_smile.gif

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