Buttercream Questions

Decorating By ohayr639 Updated 29 Jul 2009 , 7:21pm by ohayr639

ohayr639 Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 11:09pm
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1. How can I make my buttercream shiny/shimmery?

2. Sometimes my buttercream pulls away from the cake when spreading does that mean it is not thin enough?

3. How can I get it to look "fluffy"?

4. How do I keep it from cracking?

Thanks in advance! icon_lol.gif

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 27 Jul 2009 , 11:17pm
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1. Not sure how you would pull this off other than just using luster dust. But I've never tried luster dust on bc, I've only used it on fondant.

2. Yes, add some more milk or corn syrup.

3. "Fluffy"? Just try letting the mixer run until you like the consistancy.

4. Are you meaning cracking on the cake, or cracking with roses/shells/etc? If you mean on the cake it could be due to board stability. If the board bends after the cake is iced, the frosting won't expand to compensate. It will just crack. If you meant with decorations, then adding more milk/corn syrup would fix this also.

ohayr639 Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 7:21pm
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Thanks so much!

ohayr639 Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 7:21pm
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Thanks so much!

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