Help! My Icing Looks "ragged" When I Do Shells

Decorating By Cakey Updated 11 Nov 2009 , 2:40am by leah_s

Cakey Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:14am
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I don't know what the problem is, but my icing is not coming out of the tube with smooth, sharp edges for shells. It looks ragged. I don't know how else to describe it. Is there anything I can do to fix the icing? Is it too much air? Help! I so want to be done with this cake.

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Cakepro Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:18am
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Try adding a teaspoon of piping gel per cup of icing...this should help with the dryness/stiffness of your icing. If you don't have piping gel, you can use corn syrup.

helsbels Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:25am
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I agree with the piping gel. You may just have your icing to stiff a little water works in a pinch too.

leah_s Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 2:40am
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yes, icing's too stiff.

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