Crusting Buttercream

Decorating By Charmed Updated 8 May 2010 , 10:50am by shanney54

 Charmed  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Charmed Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:44am
post #1 of 5

what makes buttercream crust?

4 replies
 mamawrobin  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mamawrobin Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:47am
post #2 of 5

I know it's something to do with the sugar/fat ratio, but of course I'm not smart enough to know exactly what icon_lol.gif

 prterrell  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
prterrell Posted 3 May 2010 , 3:27am
post #3 of 5

Crusting occurs only in fat (shortening and/or butter) plus powdered sugar icing. Basically, there is not enough moisture in the frosting to keep the very outside of it from drying out.

 Charmed  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Charmed Posted 7 May 2010 , 7:30pm
post #4 of 5

thank you both thumbs_up.gif

 shanney54  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
shanney54 Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:50am
post #5 of 5

I've always wanted to know what makes it do that!

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%