I Use The Ck Buttercream Icing ...

Decorating By tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Updated 1 Feb 2009 , 4:18pm by tony_sopranos_ebony_girl

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 3:47pm
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I love it as I cannot stand to make buttercream from scratch ... However though it crusts really well, when I use the start tip design, after a while it is too hard ...
How can I thin this for a softer, smoother consistency and yet it will still hold the shape of the star tip ... ??? icon_mad.gif

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abra526 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 3:56pm
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I use the same brand of buttercream, and I thin mine with a little bit of corn syrup. I smoothes really well, and I have never had a problem with piping. HTH!

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 4:04pm
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Thank you so much for the reply abra526 ...
No way ! That really works ? I am so excited now ... Because when I purchase a bakery cake from my favorite bakery it's nice and smooth and holds the piping or design nice ...

Thanks again !!! thumbs_up.gif

minerva16 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 4:08pm
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I'm sorry but, what is CK buttercream?

By the way, I love your screen name.
Although, I thought I was Tony Soprano's ebony girl. icon_wink.gif

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 4:18pm
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OMG minerva16 you are too funny !!! Thanks I luv that character !!! We can share !!!
CK is the brand name of pre-made buttercream.
They sell it in some cake supply stores, but I purchase mine online.
Mmmm so good !!! Some people think it is a litt too sweet.
A very nice member on here who also uses it gave me a great tip to add "popcorn salt" to it to cut down on the sweetness.
The member was prettycakelady and she told me that popcorn salt is finer than regular table salt and that 1-2 tsps per cup of buttercream.

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