Buttercream Disaster

Decorating By hpcakes Updated 13 Nov 2008 , 2:36am by SeriousCakes

hpcakes Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 10:23pm
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I was trying to make my first cake using buttercream but everytime I try to make the buttercream it comes out looking separated. What am I doing wrong please help? Is it the air in my house or what? How can I make a fool proof buttercream for crumb coating? I have mmf but I need to a crumb coat.

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beth2027 Posted 22 Oct 2008 , 11:11pm
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How do you mean seperated? I'm not sure what you mean by that.
There are several good recipes on here. The one I use most often is 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 cups crisco, 2 tbs butter flavor, 2 tbs meringue powder, 2 (or more) tbs or milk (or water). That's what I use. It comes out perfect every time.

SeriousCakes Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 12:38am
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beth2027 -is that really 2 CUPS of powdered sugar? Wow, I don't think I've seen a recipe with that kind of ratio before, does it crust?
hpcakes -I'll offer up my recipe too if you're doing some experimenting icon_wink.gif
http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7059-0-Buttercream-Frosting.html

beth2027 Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 1:44am
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icon_redface.gif Sorry. I mean 2 lbs. icon_smile.gif

SeriousCakes Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 1:53am
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lol-that's what I thought icon_lol.gif But ya never know, there are so many recipes out there, I thought maybe that was just something new icon_wink.gif

beth2027 Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 4:49pm
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By the way, Seriouscakes, I have watched every one of your you-tube videos. They are great.

SeriousCakes Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 5:29pm
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Thank you!! icon_biggrin.gif

banba Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 12:14am
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Are you talking about one of the meringue buttercreams or American butttercreams?

hpcakes Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:55pm
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Thanks SeriousCakes actually I have subscription to your youtube page and you are great. I just one day i can be like you.

SeriousCakes Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 2:36am
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lol-thank you!!

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