Gritty And/or Airy!

Decorating By Jennifer9800 Updated 28 Sep 2008 , 5:06am by Eisskween

Jennifer9800 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 4:38am
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my icing has turned out gritty the last few weeks every so many batches. I like the rest of us, have a set recipe and method so nothing has changed there but man the icing is gritty sometimes. I hate it cause I've spent all that time making a batch just to throw it out.

OH! and while I'm at it sometimes it's smooth and sometimes it's air filled not matter what i do. I tried adding a bit more liquid, scraping the bowl, ugh! it still was full of little air bubbles. They smooth out when i put it on the cake and smooth with a viva but it's still frustrating that with a consistant product, method, measurment based recipe that the results are so inconsistant! icon_sad.gif I'm so bummed.

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Eisskween Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 5:06am
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How long do you beat your icing for? I normally do it no longer than 7 to 10 minutes. I noticed that buttercream gets gritty and airy if you beat it too long.

Just my own observation.

Have a great evening!

Karen icon_biggrin.gif

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