Need Help With Smbc Tonight!!!!

Baking By jojo0676 Updated 15 Jan 2011 , 11:56pm by jojo0676

jojo0676 Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 10:30pm
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I am making SMBC for the first time for my son's birthday cake for tomorrow. I am using Dyann Bakes recipe and it tastes wonderful except that there are little lumps of butter in it. I used butter almost right out of the refrigerator. Should it be softened? Any other suggestions/ tips on how to make this better?

Thanks so much!!

Mary Jo

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Kiddiekakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 10:32pm
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Sometimes if you let it sit for awhile so the little butter pieces soften you can rewhip and it will incorporate.

jojo0676 Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 10:35pm
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Thanks, Kiddiekakes. I was able to beat them out pretty good with a spatula as I added the peanut butter and chocolate for a filling and since it was just filling I'm not too worried about the few little bits left.

Should I let the butter soften before I make the next 2 batches that will be used to frost the cake?

Kiddiekakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 10:36pm
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Yeah..I would say a bit....that way the butter will mix in better.

tigachu Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 10:40pm
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I usually wait until the butter shows a little dent, but is still cold before using it for SMBC.

galliesway Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 11:10pm
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I usually sofetn it in the microwave but do it half the time and has turned out perfect every time.

tania9 Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 11:17pm
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but don't let it get too soft or your smbc could turn soupy and that's a whole lot of fun to turn it back to how it should be... btw if it happens, a cold wet towel around the bowl helps it come back.

pmarks0 Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 11:45pm
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I've always let my butter come to room temperature. I've never had my SMBC get soupy or have bad results. I use the "well dressed SMBC" recipe here on CC.

jojo0676 Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 11:56pm
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Thank you all! The butter is softening a bit so hopefully the next batches will go better. I'll report back later, gotta wait for the kiddies bedtime to finish caking. Working on all the food right now!

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