Keeping Buttercream Cool While You Ice The Cake...

Decorating By MimiHarris2202 Updated 13 May 2010 , 12:15am by indydebi

MimiHarris2202 Posted 12 May 2010 , 10:29pm
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I recently did a basket weave on a rather large cake and by the time I got to the last of the buttercream icing in my bag, it was oily and warm. Any ideas on keeping it cool as you ice?

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poohsmomma Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:33pm
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Sometimes I have two bags of icing. While I'm using one, I lay the other on some frozen gel packs (like for lunchboxes) or in the refrigerator. When one gets warm, I switch to the other.

HTH.

Occther Posted 12 May 2010 , 11:47pm
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I don't do well with disposable plastic decorating bags because my hands get too warm and soften the icing. I use parchment bags instead.

indydebi Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:15am
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Have multiple bags handy; don't fill them very full; eventually you'll get faster at it so your hands aren't holding the bag for long periods of time. thumbs_up.gif

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