Cakers Block....buttercream Help

Baking By CelebrationCakery Updated 18 Jun 2010 , 12:34am by MommaDukes

CelebrationCakery Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:41pm
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I don't even know why I am needing to write this today...after doing cakes for 15 years you would think I can think...but I can't....I figured this pregnancy has just taken over the brain...

I made some beautiful purple buttercream....I need it a little thicker without sweetening it....how do I stiffen my BC so I can make some beautiful roses?!?!??

Thank you so much in advance....I just cannot think with this nausea today....

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minicuppie Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:51pm
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Stir in a tiny bit of corn starch and let it sit for awhile. If you still need it firmer, repeat. Important to let it sit...gives it time to absorb.

CelebrationCakery Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 2:56pm
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Will it affect the flavor at all??? (I was thinking meringue powder but I am all out)

minicuppie Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 3:09pm
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Corn starch has a neutral flavor. It may interfere with the texture, tho. So use baby amts until you get your desired consistency.

Unlimited Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:33am
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I'd add more powdered sugar.

mamawrobin Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:41am
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I always add a little powdered sugar until I get the consistency I need.

minicuppie Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 12:52pm
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She didn't want it any sweeter. CC in the future if you find the sweetness to be a bit cloying, try adding a bit of salt. I use butter flavored popcorn salt as it blends into all that fat without leaving a gritty texture.

indydebi Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:34pm
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I've never understood the "making it sweeter" thing. It's all sugar. Add sugar to sugar and it tastes like sugar. icon_confused.gif

If I need a stiffer icing, I add more sugar and it doesn't affect the taste.

mamawrobin Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I've never understood the "making it sweeter" thing. It's all sugar. Add sugar to sugar and it tastes like sugar. icon_confused.gif

If I need a stiffer icing, I add more sugar and it doesn't affect the taste.




Thank You! thumbs_up.gif I've never understood the "making it sweeter" thing myself icon_confused.gif

kimmisue2009 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:18pm
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Just gotta clock in on this one. It's frosting.....it's cake.....don't like sweet? Eat a french fry.

tinygoose Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:38pm
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I've heard that lemon juice cuts the sweetness some.

indydebi Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 4:47pm
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Originally Posted by kimmisue2009

Just gotta clock in on this one. It's frosting.....it's cake.....don't like sweet? Eat a french fry.


LOL!!!! I'm adding that to my favorite quotes collection!!! icon_lol.gif

MommaDukes Posted 18 Jun 2010 , 12:34am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmisue2009

Just gotta clock in on this one. It's frosting.....it's cake.....don't like sweet? Eat a french fry.

LOL!!!! I'm adding that to my favorite quotes collection!!! icon_lol.gif




Or just a piece of ham, it loaded with salt and the sweet and salt thing it really good.

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