Why Does This Happen To My Icing?

Baking By JustABite Updated 4 Jun 2009 , 1:57am by cylstrial

JustABite Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:07pm
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For my sugar cookies I use a powder sugar icing. (P/S, butter, milk, vanilla, and coloring) I use this because I prefer the taste to RI. After it sits awhile you can see white specks in it. Any ideas of what I am doing wrong?

Thanks for your knowledge!

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kerry126 Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:12pm
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Are you shifting your powder sugar before you mix it?

KacieMeredith Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:15pm
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I am still pretty new to cakes myself, but I have had this happen before and I was told its from the powdered sugar. I started sifting it to make sure there are no little hard chunks and that helped my problem. If you dont sift you could try that and see if it help, if you do sift then I dont what else it could be. I really hope this helps, if not Im sorry.

Good Luck icon_biggrin.gif

JustABite Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:39pm
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Just after I posted my question, I read the post from Gemini "BEFORE/AFTER. It was on the home page and I usually try to read most of them. Well boy did she answer my questions. Pretty much to the tee.

Kacie and kerry thanks for the help. I just knew if I asked here someone would help me out. You all are the best!

Happy baking.

KacieMeredith Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:52pm
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Im glad you were able to find the answers. Sometimes I wish it were easier to search the forums, but there is just so much information out there...it makes my mind spin sometimes icon_lol.gif

Happy caking...

G_Cakes Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 8:08pm
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I had the same problem for one of my cakes for my wilton class.

The teacher explained that it's what she called chicken pox for BC icing.

She says it happens when water comes into contact with the icing, either from your hands or the utensil you are using.

Hope this helps.

aggiechef Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 8:16pm
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JustABite - read anything you can that Gemini posts. She is one of many "Cookie Queens" on this site. She's also extremely helpful. If you ever have questions, you can PM her. She's answered things for me like that before.

JustABite Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 8:48pm
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It is so good to know that there are so many helpful people to go to.

Thanks ladies.

cylstrial Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:57am
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Hey JustABite, would you mind sharing your recipe? It sounds really good!

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