I'm making a cake for tomorrow for coworker's son. She doesn't like buttercream and has asked for whipped icing. The recipe I have needed to be quadrupled to even make enough and it's lumpy. I started to ice the cake and I saw all these little yellow lumps. They are all through it. I had to scrape it all off. I am devastated. I have until tomorrow morning to ice and decorate this cake plus another for the afternoon and nothing is going right for me. I was so careful while cooking the milk and flour and it's still lumpy. I also can't seem to get the consistency thick enough. It's so frustrating. I sent my DH to the store to get the ingredients for another recipe and now have to start all over. I was going to try Rich's bettercream but it is so expensive from our local cake supply that I wouldn't even make a profit. Not to mention they are now closed and no longer an option. I searched in the recipe section and can't seem to find what I am looking for. I know it won't help me this time but does anyone have a fool proof recipe for this type of icing I can use in future or advice on what i can try? Sorry so long!
Thanks for the help!
Could the yellow lumps have been butter? If so, let it sit at room temp a while and it will soften, then beat the heck out of it!
My family does not like buttercream either. I make their cakes with either IMBC or SMBC and they adore both. Much less sweet than american butter creams
Thank you for responding. I'll look for those recipes in the our recipe section and give them a try.
Thank you for responding. I'll look for those recipes in the our recipe section and give them a try. I tried a recipe that just called for pudding mix and dream whip and couldn't get the right consistency. I added PS and flour and just kept beating. It had a good flavor but was an off white color. This morning when I checked on the cake it had developed moisture and the sprinkles that her son asked for ran. Now parts of it look tie-died. After all the work and frustration I'll end up having to give it away.