Icing Frustration

Decorating By my_cakes Updated 18 Jan 2009 , 6:59am by Frankyola

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my_cakes Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:19am
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I have just started taking classes two weeks ago. I'm having an issue with icing the cakes. When I'm spreading the icing it comes back off the cake. It just doesn't want to let go of the spatula!

Any idea's on why this is happening? I have used two icing recipes and they both do it.

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sparklepopz Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:29am
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It sounds like your icing is too thick/stiff. Try adding a tablespoon or two of corn syrup and see if that does the trick.

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PatricesPieces Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:36am
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You can also dip your knife in warm water. That will help!!

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kakeladi Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 1:42pm
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You icing is definitely too thick. You need thin consistency to ice a cake. Re-read your recipe.

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VanGough Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:47pm
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I agree. Your icing is too stiff. You can thin with a tablespoon or two of water, depending on your recipe. Good luck!

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Frankyola Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 6:59am
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Originally Posted by VanGough

I agree. Your icing is too stiff. You can thin with a tablespoon or two of water, depending on your recipe. Good luck!




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