How Do I Fix Buttercream Mistake?

Decorating By Pghnana Updated 11 Oct 2009 , 12:32am by Pghnana

Pghnana Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 10:19pm
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Hi there. I made a batch of Edna's buttercream and ended up adding too much powdered sugar. Phone rang, someone came to the door and I couldn't remember if I added enough so I added 2 more cups. STUPID!!! So now I have buttercream icing that is very grainy and has that biting in the back of the throat taste. I added more milk but it still isn't right. I emailed Edna about it but I'm sure she's very busy. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can save it?



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cabecakes Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 10:37pm
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What are the ingredients. It would help if we could see the recipe. I didn't find it in the recipes section.

Pghnana Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 11:25pm
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I thought I originally saw her recipe on CC but I haven't been able to find it either. I got her recipe from her website. Here are the ingredients.

1/2 cup solid high ratio shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon of merengue powder
1 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract (or extract of choice)
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk

cabecakes Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 11:42pm
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If you added 2 cups to much powdered sugar, just add 1/4 cup high ratio shortening, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 teaspoon meringue powder, 1/2 teas. vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. That should get you there.

cabecakes Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 11:44pm
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Wait if you added milk too, you probably won't need to add anymore.

Pghnana Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 12:32am
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I thought about doing that since it just seems like the logical thing to do but I wasn't sure.

thanks so much.

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