Smooth Writing

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Pattibakes2 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:20pm
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I need a really good recipe for writing on cakes. Buttercream is sometimes too stiff or dry or just too thick. how can i get my writing frosting to flow smoothly?

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audrey0522 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:35pm
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Add liquid to your buttercream a little at a time until you get the right consistancy.

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mamawrobin Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 11:19pm
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Originally Posted by audrey0522

Add liquid to your buttercream a little at a time until you get the right consistancy.




Ditto thumbs_up.gif

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YummCake Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 12:49am
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Maybe add a little piping gel to the buttercream? icon_smile.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 4:03am
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A bit of light corn syrup, some piping gel, some extra water or milk--anything that thins the icing to a better writing consistency.

Rae

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jqorso Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 4:24am
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I like putting a little piping gel in mine too.

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Creativebakes Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 4:56am
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I use to have the same problem but I started adding a little bit more liquid to my buttercream and my writing turned out so much smoother. thumbs_up.gif

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