Buttercream That Doesn't Crack

Decorating By ChristysConfections Updated 14 Sep 2011 , 7:00pm by TexasSugar

ChristysConfections Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 5:34pm
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Does anyone know of a way to get buttercream not to crack? every time I cover a sheet cake with my buttercream, when I lift it up to box it or deliver it, it always cracks. Is there a way to prevent this? Does anyone know what causes it to do it in the first place?

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2xMiMi Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:45pm
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Maybe your cake board isn't strong enough to support the cake. I have had that happen before and now I use several if wilton or buy foam board which is much stronger and cut to the size you need.

kakeladi Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:53pm
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Yup.......you need a stronger board. And....maybe a bit more fat (butter or shortening) in the recipe.

KoryAK Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 6:53pm
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It's all about the board

TexasSugar Posted 14 Sep 2011 , 7:00pm
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Stronger board. You can use a 1/2 foam core board, or double up on cake boards under it, or use a cake base, which is several boards glued together and covered.

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