Buttercream Icing Thin

Baking By dovelady Updated 8 Jul 2011 , 4:45pm by dovelady

dovelady Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 4:06pm
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I made buttercream icing from the Wilton recipe like I always do.. Last night I made more and it is way too thin. I made two batches at a time (I always do) and it had 8 tbsp water. I used a different brand of XXX sugar and dont know if that is the problem. It looks like marshmallow cream but it actually moves if I tilt the container sideways.. Can I just add more xxx sugar to thicken it up?

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leah_s Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 4:34pm
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yep add more sugar. If it gets too sweet, add 1/2 tsp of salt per pound of sugar used.

TexasSugar Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 4:41pm
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You should be able to. Hopefully that will fix it. Did you maybe forget to double the powder sugar?

dovelady Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 4:45pm
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Thanks..should I add more shortening? I had the right sugar in it..I used over a two pound bag..

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