Is There Any Way From Keeping Buttercream...

Decorating By bethie713 Updated 30 Apr 2011 , 5:40pm by kakeladi

bethie713 Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:20am
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....from cracking after it has crusted? I've noticed after I've completed my last wedding cake that the buttercream crusted so hard that it cracked in some places while delivery the cake. What causes this? Is there any way I can prevent this from happening?

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cheatize Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 3:20am
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Your board may not have been sturdy enough. Did it crack after you moved it?

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 7:38am
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cracked icing is probably 95% caused by insufficient board strength under the cake.

poohsmomma Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:31pm
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amen to what they^^^ said.

kakeladi Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 5:40pm
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Besides using a stronger board (Use 2 or 3 glued together OR masonite OR a cake drum) you need to add just a bit more fat to your recipe. As little as a 1/4 cup can make a huge difference.

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