Hard Buttercream On A Frosted Cake

Decorating By rvtgbrat Updated 18 May 2009 , 12:33am by rvtgbrat

rvtgbrat Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:44pm
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I made a moist cake on Friday and decorated it Saturday. Today I woke up and the frosting is hard as a rock. How do i fix it and prevent it in the future? Patiently awaiting any response, thank you thank you icon_lol.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 17 May 2009 , 7:21pm
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You could try sealing it in an airtight container for a while and see if that helps. Is the frosting hard all the way through or did it just crust?

rvtgbrat Posted 17 May 2009 , 7:28pm
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Thanks for responding. It seems to very, some areas are hard all the way through and others are just on the top. thumbs_up.gif

JanH Posted 17 May 2009 , 8:43pm
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What type of icing is it? (Sounds like it could be fudge...)

The following thread has links to popular CC recipes for crusting American b/c's, fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC in various flavors):


Here's a link that describes the different types of frostings/icings:
(And has handy troubleshooting chart on last page.)



rvtgbrat Posted 18 May 2009 , 12:33am
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Thank you for the reply. The second site is helpful. I'll try it differently and hope that it doesn't happen again. It was still edible.


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