Please Help With This Tutorial!!!

Decorating By sugarxosugar143 Updated 1 Jul 2011 , 11:59am by sugarxosugar143

sugarxosugar143 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 9:16pm
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i just tried this tutorial the other day and it came out great!
http://cakecentral.com/articles/69/upside-down-icing-technique-for-perfectly-smooth-icing
BUT it only worked well when i used homemade buttercream. Which is sad for me because my family and friends prefer store bought frosting(yuk!) because its "cheaper" icon_sad.gif Anyone have any tips on how to do this with store bought frosting? Like is there anything i could add to the store bought that would make it so the frosting doesnt stick to the parchment paper??
Also, after the cake was done and ready to eat a few bubbles surfaced on the top? why would it do that and any tips on how to prevent it?

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mombabytiger Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 1:53pm
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I believe this technique will only work with a crusting buttercream. Canned frosting is too thin and sticky to smooth well.

poohsmomma Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 4:04pm
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Maybe if you added some powdered sugar to the canned icing, it would firm up enough to try.

sugarxosugar143 Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 2:51am
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

Maybe if you added some powdered sugar to the canned icing, it would firm up enough to try.




cant hurt to try! thanks icon_smile.gif

Sorelle Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 3:04am
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...or meringue powder.

platinumlady Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 3:06am
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I've had students try to add stuff to make store brought icing firm up & have seen nothing that has worked yet. I had one student add almost the whole 2 lb bag...& it still didn't help. It's better to make your own.

sugarxosugar143 Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 11:59am
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Originally Posted by platinumlady

I've had students try to add stuff to make store brought icing firm up & have seen nothing that has worked yet. I had one student add almost the whole 2 lb bag...& it still didn't help. It's better to make your own.




i agree, homemade is alot better but when friends and family ask me to make there cake for them they buy the mixes and frostings and i tell them i can make homemade if they buy the ingredients for that instead but most wont because its cheaper to use store bought(yuk!) lol

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