Buttercream Dream Smoothing Question???? Help

Decorating By GARY Updated 27 Feb 2010 , 6:21pm by lisamenz

GARY Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 5:07am
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Hi...I've made the buttercream dream icing numerous times & I'm still having trouble smoothing it....if I add merengue powder would that help smooth it out? Or does anyone have a good recipe for buttercream that's easy to get a smooth finish on cakes? Thks-Gina

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leah_s Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 6:26am
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Smoothing comes with practice. And you may be making it too stiff.

GARY Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 6:48am
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Should I add more milk?? or water? thanks

GARY Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 6:48am
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Should I add more milk?? or water? thanks

AKS Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 5:58pm
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I use BC Dream all the time. Try the hot spatula method.

lisamenz Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 6:21pm
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When I use to use Crisco, I had a teribble time with it sticking and showing thru,Crisco had changed their receipt over the years. So I went back to Hi Ratio shortening and everything looks flawless again. I will never go back to the old way. Plus I can go right to the Viva paper towel method. My cakes look like fondant and flawless,when I am done with this method. Plus as someone else said here, lots of pratice. Hope this helps. thumbs_up.gif

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