Stiffen Icing

Baking By cocoganache Updated 31 Aug 2011 , 8:49pm by Periperi

cocoganache Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 6:46pm
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Please help, I am new to cake decorating. I need to know how to stiffen my icings without adding sweetness. I have the icing to the flavor I want but it is a bit too soft. How do I get it more stiff without adding sugar?

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metria Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 6:52pm
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what recipe are you using?

Michelep Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 6:52pm
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Oh goodness. I'm fairly new too. I was going to suggest powdered sugar but that would definately make it sweeter. Looking forward to hearing suggestions.

cocoganache Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 7:05pm
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I'm using Cream cheese frosting and Cream Cheese with flavors added. Chocolate frosting and buttercream some with added flavors.

cocoganache Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 8:26pm
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Anyone out there? I need your expertise. Please send suggestions.

Periperi Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 8:49pm
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The only way I know to stiffen icing is to add powdered sugar. Adding a dash or two of salt helps cut back on the sweetness.

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