Help! Wedding Cake Icing Not Crusting

Decorating By Delie Updated 2 Aug 2008 , 1:25am by Delie

Delie Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:29pm
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This is my favorite icing which always crusts. Today it won't crust, so I must have made some small error in measurement that is causing the ratio to be off and then it not crust. But of course, I made 9 batches yesterday before I found the problem today. icon_cry.gif

Any ideas out there as to what I should add to the icing to make it crust. Please help.

2 cups shortening
1 stick butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
3 tsp vanilla
2 pounds powdered sugar.

TIA - I'm desperate

4 replies
rafaella Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 6:06pm
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did you try adding more powdered sugar?

Delie Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 10:41pm
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Thanks - I think that'll do it.

Also, I made a mistake when making the icing. I used 2/3 instead of 1/3 cup whipping cream. So, if I add more sugar, it'll change the sugar to fat ratio, so I should get crusting. Thanks so much for the help. thumbs_up.gif I wasn't thinking too clearly earlier whilst in the midst of panic.

woodthi32 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 10:57pm
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add sugar. And put a fan on it.

Delie Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 1:25am
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Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif Cake is done. thumbs_up.gif

I added more powdered sugar, let it sit in the breeze, and it crusted nicely. Thanks for the help.

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