Crusting Buttercream

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

Charmed Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:44am
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what makes buttercream crust?

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mamawrobin Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:47am
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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 Posted 3 May 2010 , 3:27am
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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 Posted 7 May 2010 , 7:30pm
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thank you both thumbs_up.gif

shanney54 Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:50am
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I've always wanted to know what makes it do that!

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