Buttercream Has A Metal Taste

Baking By swagoner Updated 13 Aug 2011 , 2:59am by tiptop57

swagoner Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 1:53pm
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I have made tons of batches of buttercream icing. All of a sudden they are starting to have a metal taste. I used the same ingredients, utensils to make it. One week I have two batches that had that taste, one week later I make another batch and it taste fine! I have no idea what is happening. I use 2lbs of confectioners sugar (same brand always), 2 crisco sticks, wilton clear vanilla, and milk!

Any ideas on what I could be doing? Thanks!


4 replies
OhMyGanache Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 2:10pm
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Are you using a stand mixer? Sounds like the beater is hitting the sides of the bowl. If that is the problem, you can adjust it -just check your user manual for the instructions, or find the manual online.

swagoner Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 2:25pm
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Thanks! I am using a stand mixer. I will check that!

kathyw Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 2:35am
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I had the same thing happen to me and I realized that the coating on the mixing paddle was coming off ( it was also making whatever I was mixing turn a slightly gray color...Yuck!). I got a new paddle immediately.

tiptop57 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 2:59am
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How many people tasted it? The reason I am asking is metallic taste can be a sign of an infection....

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