How Do I Thicken Up My Buttercream??

Decorating By bakermommy4 Updated 8 May 2009 , 1:57am by cakenewbiekgm

bakermommy4 Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:12pm
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I made a huge batch of buttercream for four cakes...I don't know how how it came out not so stiff but it is and wont can I get it to a thicker consistency? Do I just add more powdered sugar until I get the right thickness?

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7 replies
cakesmade4u Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:19pm
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Yep just keep adding ps.

bakermommy4 Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:25pm
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ok, thanks...I need this fixed like yesterday LOL, I love this site because I can come to it for help right in the middle of a cake crisis!!

Thanks caksemade4u!!

tonedna Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:30pm
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Sometimes I just make a stiffed batch to compensate.
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Steady2Hands Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:33pm
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I agree, thicken it with more powdered sugar.

indydebi Posted 7 May 2009 , 11:23pm
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Put me down for the "just add more sugar" vote.

bakermommy4 Posted 7 May 2009 , 11:47pm
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Ok...I've added more and I've also added tons of air...I've got the thickness I need but it came with air and I guess it's a fair exchange....unless....I can just keep mixing until it all comes out. The BC is completely covering my paddle so do you think I can just give it a few more whirls and bye-bye air??

cakenewbiekgm Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:57am
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Keep mixing baby! Beat out those air bubbles!!

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