Help! Icing Dilema For Tonites Cake Class

Decorating By littleladyk Updated 20 Apr 2010 , 7:43pm by littleladyk

littleladyk Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:26pm
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Hi Everyone!

Im on my class 2 wilton cake class, tonites project is the basket-weave. I tryed crumb coating the cake B4 i came to work and it was a disaster! The icing i make was too hard and crumbly, so needless to say i wont be able to use this icing to basket-weave the sides in class.
Has anyone used the Wiltons buttercream icing in the cans that you buy at AC Moore or Michaels to decorate with? Is it a consistancy for decorating? I have a feeling that is my only option and im wondering if it will work??
Thank you all for your help.....

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KHalstead Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:31pm
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have you tried to add some milk or water to your buttercream that you made?? Sounds like maybe you just need to thin it out some

brincess_b Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:40pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

have you tried to add some milk or water to your buttercream that you made?? Sounds like maybe you just need to thin it out some




second that! canned icing tends to be really difficult to decorate with.
xx

Justforfun751 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:48pm
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I also vote to thin your icing out! IMO the canned stuff wouldn't taste as good and also would still need to be thinned down some for your basketweave (it is a really stiff consistency).

TexasSugar Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:39pm
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If you don't feel comfortable thinning it out youself, go to class a little early and ask your instructor to help you.

To me the icing in the can is okay but gets really soft the more you stir it and from the warmth of your hands.

jodibug0975 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:40pm
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Just add your water slowly, maybe 1/2 tsp at a time so that you don't get it too thin.

Consistency is just something that takes practice.... you will get there!

littleladyk Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:43pm
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thanks for all your help!

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