Colors Separating From Icing

Decorating By Kathydiane8617 Updated 16 Feb 2009 , 10:34am by abbeyloo

Kathydiane8617 Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 10:26pm
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Why does my colored buttercream icing have white veins showing in the dark colors after it has set for a time? It looks nice after I make it, but after a couple of hours it just seems as if it was trying to separate. I use 1/2 butter and 1/2 Crisco in my icing.

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kakeladi Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 12:44am
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Usually that happens when the icing is over stirred, gotten hot or too soft (too much liquid added).

abbeyloo Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 10:34am
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hello, do you use salted butter as that will cause that to happen, ive had the same problem so changed to unsalted and its much better. icon_smile.gif

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