Please Help Buttercream Not Sticking To Cake

Baking By RRomero Updated 19 Apr 2010 , 9:56pm by RRomero

RRomero Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 10:36pm
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Please help my buttercream does not stick to my cake it keeps peeling off why? soo frustrating!

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judyz Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 10:39pm
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Add some water or milk to your buttercream. If it's too stiff, it won't adhere to the cake.

Hope this helps you!

lngo Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 10:46pm
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Yep, I agree. The thicker the BC, the more difficult it will be to apply. You may want to try applying a thinned out crumb coat, let that dry or firm in the fridge, then apply your thicker BC over that.

RRomero Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 10:48pm
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I'll try that, thanks judtz

RRomero Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 11:34pm
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Sorry Judyz

RRomero Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 11:37pm
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Thanks Ingo

TexasSugar Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 2:15pm
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Is your cake really moist on the outside? That can cause problems with the icing wanting to stick as well.

mamawrobin Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 2:22pm
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Try thinnng your buttercream. Sounds like it's probably too thick.

RRomero Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 9:56pm
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Thanks everyone! It was to thick I thought I had added enough water I was wrong.Thanks

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