Decorating By crazymommyof3 Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 1:38pm by foxymomma521

crazymommyof3 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:40pm
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I made a cake yesterday for a BBQ. It was kind of muggy and rainy here, in the high 60's. I was NOT happy with how it turned out. MOST of my unhappiness stemmed from a crappy sheet cake pan. I need a new one, but I am just getting started...one thing at a time. icon_smile.gif

Anyway, I was noticing that my BC did not want to 'stick'. It kept wanting to sort of peel off. Was that weather related? I baked my cakes Friday and wrapped them in saran wrap. I made my frosting Friday too. I have been experimenting with the BC recipe, but I didn't change much. I did 1 C Crisco and 1 C butter and I used heavy cream. I added meringue powder since I had cake class yesterday. It was basically the Wilton BC recipe adjusted a bit. I'm not sure if it was just the weather or if I did something wrong?

I haven't been able to get pictures to post on here, but I will put the pic on my blog later on. I am so not happy with the cake.

Oh well, all my husband's BMW buddies were impressed. Live and learn I guess.


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Mike1394 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 1:02pm
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Any P sugar? It does look like it leans heavy on fat. That could be the issue.


DianeLM Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 1:27pm
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Your icing may have been too stiff. Also, since you had your cakes wrapped in Saran, they may have been too moist on the outside (due to the humidity). I usually unwrap my cakes and let them sit uncovered for about 15 minutes, or so, to let the surface moisture evaporate before icing.

foxymomma521 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 1:38pm
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I use almost that same recipe with no problems... I use hi-ratio though... I used to have the same problem when I used Crisco brand, and found it got better when I used a generic shortening instead...

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