Help!!!buttercream Not Crusting!!!

Decorating By thamp Updated 18 Jul 2008 , 10:59pm by MacsMom

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thamp Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:15pm
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I usually use Sugarshack's BC (but I have to use crisco instead of sweetex) but lately it won't crust for me! I am not sure if it is the heat or humidity or what! I have heard about adding corn starch or meringue powder, but haven't tried it yet. Any suggestions? I got a last minute cake order and have to get started! PLEASE HELP!!!! Thanks!

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Karema Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 2:41pm
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I add meringue poweder sometimes and that helps. Or sitting it in front of a fan. I hope it works out.

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aliciaL_77 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 5:08pm
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this happened to me too. I added more powdered sugar and it was fine. add a little liquid if needed after too

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aswartzw Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 5:25pm
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also toss it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes or so.

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indydebi Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 8:17pm
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crusting is a ratio of fat to sugar ... if it's not crusting, add more sugar.

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beachcakes Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 9:46pm
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I've had the same problem lately and I use Crisco instead of hi-ratio in her recipe. You can add more sugar - once i had to add an extra pound. Or next time, use less liquid.

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MacsMom Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 10:59pm
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Ditto on the meringue powder.

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