Help! Buttercream Separated?

Decorating By nolee Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 4:06am by ceshell

nolee Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:16am
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So I made IMBC for the first time tonight. I usually make SMBC and it always turns out beautifully. The IMBC (made according to a recipe on CC) turned out great, but then I refridgerated it.

It's now lumpy and the liquid is separating in the bowl! Is there some damage control I can do here or am I scrapping the batch??

Any help is greatly appreciated!

3 replies
KoryAK Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:34am
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Same thing would have happened if you mixed up cold SMBC. Let it come to room temp or melt some and add it back... it will come back together.

nolee Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:39am
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Thanks! I've never really refridgerated any batch of BC for a long period of time, I usually use it right away (I am the worlds BIGGEST procrastinator with making cakes! Like the kind who's up til 3 in the morning the the day of her wedding putting together her wedding cake!!!) This time I thought I would actually get some things done a couple days BEFORE the cake was due and then this happens! What a panic! But thats such a relief to hear it will bounce back! Thanks so much!

ceshell Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 4:06am
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If it doesn't bounce hasn't warmed up enough yet! That stuff is magical! icon_smile.gif

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