can someone let me know why when i frost my cakes the frosting doesn't stick to the cake and comes along with the spatula? Plz help!!!!! What could be the problem?
first reason is probably that the frosting isn't thin enough, consistency wise. Also, if you use Crisco, since they took out the trans fats, icing tends to not want to stick to the cake. (is there anything that has shortening in it that is even remotely healthy, so why take out the trans fats --sorry- personal pet peeve)
thanks for the respond! But. yes i use crisco, so what do you reccomend me to use for the shortening?
many here recommend the store brand shortenings - unlike name brand Crisco, these were not reformulated to remove the transfats. there are also recipes using hi-ratio shortening, but this isn't a supermarket product, at least where I live, so I would try the store brand all-vegetable shortening first.
Just thin your icing with a tiny bit of water. Also I recommend using the Icer (#789) tip in a 16" or 18" bag. The icing is squeezed out in a long strip about 1/4" thick by 2" wide. After you cover the cake with the strips, you gently smooth the lines together.
IF you dont have the icing tip, it also helps to load LOTS of icing onto your spatula when applying it to the cake, so the spatula is pushing on icing and not pulling it off your cake. Put lots on and then you can take some off if need be. HTH
I add corn syrup to my frosting and since doing that I have not had the "not sticking" issue.
thanks everyone for your tips. I will try it as soon as possible