Gritty Frosting

Baking By furgerson5 Updated 7 Nov 2008 , 3:02am by JanH

furgerson5 Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 2:44am
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I am new at all of this.
How can I take the grittiness out of my buttercream?

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JanH Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 3:02am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, furgerson5. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Are you making (American) powdered sugar b/c?

Sifting your powdered sugar before mixing will remove any clumps (which really can't be mixed out).

If you're frosting with a crusting b/c, it's important to cover the bowl (when not in use) with a wet cloth to prevent the outer layer of frosting from crusting. (If you mix the crusted outler layer back into the frosting, you will notice a gritty texture.)

Other than that, it would be necessary to know which recipe you are using (as there are other types of frosting).

Here's a thread you might find useful....

Everything you ever wanted to know about making your 1st tiered/stacked/layer cake:


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