I made some frosting over the weekend.. and yes.. I tried to make my own using what I had (did not want to run to the store)
What a total mess... I believe two days later it still has not crusted ? What I did not put in it was Mer. Pwd/Dream Whip ?
Could that be the "crust" factor?
TIA - TIA - TIA
Crusting is a result of the fat/sugar ratio. Without knowing what recipe you used, it will be hard to give good advice. Merinque Powder doesn't really affect crusting.
The more fat, the less crusting. I remember it as "more fat, more slippery, the more likely it is to slide off of the cake."
The more sugar, the more crusting.
My recipe never had a non-crusting problem when crisco changed to zero trans fat and I assume it's the dream whip that helped it. So if you used a zero-trans fat shortening w/o the dream whip (and did you use milk or water? Other CC'ers experiments have indicated using milk makes a BIG difference if you're using zero-trans.)
Can I say... HELLO INDYDEBI!! You are a huge inspiration to me Thank you so much for answering!
I always use your recipe (no fail, perfect everytime )
But, I did not have the DW and I used the store brand shortening ?? (too be totally honest.. it was sooo greasy looking my inner voice told me not to use it) and milk.
So I am thinking that it was the "generic" shortening that threw it off -