Split Buttercream Please Help!!!!

Decorating By tiamariad Updated 21 Sep 2008 , 7:06pm by Deb_

tiamariad Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 2:24pm
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I really don't know why I try and make buttercream as everytime I make it it goes wrong and here we are again.

Is there anything I can do to bring my buttercream back together, i'm quite quickly loosing the will to live!!!!!!!

Please help!!!!!

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tiamariad Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 3:21pm
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Pretty Please can't anyone help me?

fiddlesticks Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 3:26pm
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It might help to post the recipe you use? Also what do you mean by split ??

xfilepunk Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 3:26pm
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did you try adding more conf. sugar? that usually stiffens it up. Is that the problem? it won't hold its shape?

leah_s Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 3:30pm
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Is it cracked on the cake? Is it separating in the bowl?

We don't know exactly what your problem is.

tiamariad Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 3:52pm
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It's separating in the bowl icon_cry.gif I've used sugarshacks recipe with the exception of the coffee creamer. I've tried adding more sugar and meringue powder but it isn't happening, I think the buttercream fairy is against me as I can never make buttercream no matter how hard I try!! Any suggestions?

Thanks

Deb_ Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 7:06pm
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Well, if you didn't use the creamer than that is not Sugarshacks recipe. You need to follow her recipe and directions exactly. Do you mix in a KA mixer or hand mixer. She uses the KA on a low speed. If it's separating my guess is you used plain water and didn't mix it long enough. Try following her recipe exactly and see if you have better results.

The secret to success with any BC recipe in my opinion is the mixing method and than the ingredients.

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