Buttercream Separating

Decorating By Eva2 Updated 19 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm by cakesbykitty

Eva2 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:29am
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My buttercream frosting looks like it is separating. This has never happened to me before. You can see the color separating. What happened?

4 replies
indydebi Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:39am
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separating in the bowl? in the decorating bag? on the cake? can you post a pic?

Eva2 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 10:19am
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it's separating in the bag and when put on the cake the color is not an even color, you can see white in it. I mixed my color in well.

jammjenks Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:07pm
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This happens to me when the icing gets too warm. I have hot hands, so I can't hold it too long or it will get white areas. Kind of looks like marbeling.

cakesbykitty Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm
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probably not what you want to hear but i wonder if it was indeed mixed in enough. i have mixed icing really well only to discover a blop or a line that hid and later it showed up as a streak. Just my 2 cents, deposit or leave in the change tray at will.

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