How Do I Keep My Icing From "cracking"

Decorating By grammaof3 Updated 24 May 2010 , 1:48pm by grammaof3

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grammaof3 Posted 24 May 2010 , 1:23am
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I'm having a hard time keeping my icing from cracking when I move the cake, help please!! I use buttercream icing.. Thanks to ya'll for any help I may get..

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awatterson Posted 24 May 2010 , 1:26am
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I think that you may need to put a stronger board under your cake. I had the same problem. You can either use a cake drum or I also have used 2 boards.

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poohsmomma Posted 24 May 2010 , 1:31am
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I agree with awatterson^^^^
If your cake board isn't strong enough, just the slightest bowing or bending when you move your cake can cause BC to crack.

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prterrell Posted 24 May 2010 , 2:27am
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Ditto. The problem's not the icing, but the board on which the cake sits.

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chellescountrycakes Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:04am
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Yep, mine do it- and I KNOW what the problem is- I just am stubborn, or dumb. LOL

I started using foamcore boards (found in the school supply section at my walmart with the big paper boards,-- I cant think of the name of them--) All I can find is the thinner ones, so I put more than one together. and I try to remember to take a regular cake board and put it under, cutting it to fit the cake exactly. stick it on the foamcore (with a slash of buttercream) and then if I use two foamcoreb boards I do gllue them together the same way icon_smile.gif

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grammaof3 Posted 24 May 2010 , 1:48pm
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thanks so much!! I thought that might be the problem, but I wasn't for sure. now I know... icon_biggrin.gif

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