Buttercream Question

Baking By bostonterrierlady Updated 19 Jun 2010 , 2:30am by tastyart

bostonterrierlady Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 2:11am
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I made a recipe that a cake decorator gave me. It used half Crisco and Half Sweetex. I had trouble with it today. First cake was really crumble. Icing wasstill cool from being in fridge. It was kind of stiff so I rewhipped with added milk. But it cracked on me. Never did get the sides as good as I wanted. But cake is acceptable. Should I have added more shortening. It seems a icing recipe never turns out the same way twice. Any ideas? Thanks.

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yummy Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 2:27am
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If you post the recipe that you used that might help figure out your problem. I'm not understanding why your recipe has two kinds of shortening. Usually a bc recipe is all shortening (1 Brand) or all butter or half butter half shortening. It seems like it was too dry.

tastyart Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 2:30am
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You are welcome to give my recipe a try. I actually found it here on CC but I love it. It's the same every time.

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