Crusting Smbc????

Decorating By chillysmommy Updated 30 Apr 2010 , 10:49am by mamawrobin

chillysmommy Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:43am
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OK, so I was wondering about doing a diamond pattern on a round cake covered in SMBC. I assume if I get it in the fridge it will harden enough to 'take' a pattern and then I was wondering what it was that makes crusting buttercream crust and if that could be used in SMBC... any scientists out there?

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leah_s Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:53am
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crusting is a function of the fat to sugar ratio. True SMBC will not crust. But putting it into the fridge to get firm before using the impression mat (or whatever) will work.

prterrell Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:12am
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As Leah_S said, SMBC will not crust. Crusting icing can only be made using powdered sugar with a fat (butter, veg. shortening, or combination).

miny Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:29am
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Is it too soft to handle fondant? I really like the flavor and the fact that it's not sweet but I've never used it under fondant, I want to make one of those little bathtubs for babies, it'll be around 6 X 4 in. and I'll be using SI or should I make some super sweet crusting BC? icon_sad.gif

prterrell Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 3:40am
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You can use SMBC under fondant. Refrigerate it first to resolidfy the butterfat, then apply the fondant.

miny Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 4:55am
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Thank you so much for your quick help prterrell icon_biggrin.gif

mamawrobin Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:49am
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Originally Posted by miny

Thank you so much for your quick help prterrell icon_biggrin.gif

miny I noticed that we share the same birthday.

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