Buttercream Looks Crackly

Baking By Lissamom78 Updated 1 Jul 2011 , 12:12am by Zuicidal_Zeth

Lissamom78 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 11:21pm
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Help! Everytime I try to make buttercream, no matter which recipe I seem to use, it never pipes smoothly. What am I doing wrong or is there a special trick to make it look more creamy & smooth?

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 11:36pm
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Could be two things. Could be that there is too much sugar. I've found that if I put too much sugar in my buttercream it crusts super fast.

Or you might not be adding enough milk/corn syrup/whatever thinning agent.

CWR41 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 11:47pm
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More creamy = more butter or shortening.

(and make sure your beater blade is completely covered or else you're beating excessive air into the batch.)

Zuicidal_Zeth Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 12:12am
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i used this recipe just yesterday for my first time piping butter cream and it didnt have any cracks or bubbles in it, i did have to add more water to it and from what people are saying mistakingly used the whisk rather than the beater so could just be begginers luck lol, hope this helps

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