Help!!!!! Red Velvet Bleeding?????????????????

Decorating By jnmgreen Updated 18 May 2011 , 1:57pm by mareg

jnmgreen Posted 18 May 2011 , 1:00am
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep red velvet from bleeding through buttercream frosting?

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tiggy2 Posted 18 May 2011 , 1:18am
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Sounds like your BC isn't thick enough.

mareg Posted 18 May 2011 , 1:30am
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Agree with tiggy2.

sewsweet2 Posted 18 May 2011 , 3:04am
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I did a four tier square Red velvet cake covered with buttercream and didn't have any bleeding. I use a crusting buttercream and used the crusting buttercream to crumb coat it. Let it set overnight then the next day I covered it with the same crusting buttercream and did the quilted impression mat for decor.

cakification Posted 18 May 2011 , 3:59am
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I could be wrong, but are you using a box mix for the red velvet cake? I've heard this complaint a lot with the box mix. (not that there's anything wrong with box mix), its just that it could be part of the problem.

mareg Posted 18 May 2011 , 1:57pm
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I used the boxix for my wasc red vekvet and have no bleeding. it was a 3 tier wedding cake.

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