Cracking Buttercream

Decorating By shelly-101 Updated 4 Dec 2008 , 4:22am by SeriousCakes

shelly-101 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 2:35am
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does anyone know a special trick to help prevent buttercream from cracking. I think i read on here some were that you can add vinager to your recipe is this true and if so how much do i add. icon_confused.gif

thanks in advance.

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kakeladi Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 2:45am
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There are a couple of things that cause that.
1 - you probably need a heavier/thicker/stronger board under the cake.
2 - your icing may need more fat so it's creamier. You don't want to thin it w/liquid but make it creamy. It could take as little as a couple of tablespoons or up to 1/2 cup.

shelly-101 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 3:57am
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thanks kakeladi, I don't think it was the bord because it was just a sheet cake and i had like four bords together. so maybe next time i will try adding a little more shortening.

SeriousCakes Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 4:22am
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Or sub out a little of your liquid for some corn syrup, it gives the buttercream some elasticity.

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