Adding Cornstarch To Buttercream?

Baking By sweetcakes1107 Updated 26 Oct 2008 , 2:44am by indydebi

sweetcakes1107 Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 2:40am
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Okay, So I really like the taste and texture of this buttercream I've been making. It has 1 cup shortning, 1 cup butter, 2lbs. powder sugar, some water, salt, and flavoring. The only problem is it seems a little too soft-some of my borders started to "melt" off one of my cakes. What is the best way to fix this? Should I just add more powder sugar? I was reading one Wilton recipe for High Humidity Frosting that added 2 T of cornstarch. I do live in Texas so humidity is def a factor...

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indydebi Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 2:44am
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reduce the fat or add more sugar. My recipe only uses 1-1/3 cups of fat to 2 lbs of p.sugar.

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