Buttercream Issue

Baking By Lanicky Updated 26 Jan 2012 , 3:44am by pounds6

Lanicky Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 7:12pm
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I got a new kitchen aid mixer for xmas, and since I've been using it, my buttercream icing seems dry and when I put it on a cake it get's dry and cracks begin to form.

Anybody have any suggestions?

4 replies
TexasSugar Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 7:19pm
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What recipe are you using?

AnnieCahill Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 7:55pm
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More than likely it has nothing to do with the new mixer. If you have the heat cranked in your house that can dry out everything. I would add more liquid or cut back a bit on the powdered sugar.

Lanicky Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 1:51am
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I'm using the wilton;

1/2 vegetable
1/2 butter
Water, Vanilla and four cups of icing sugar

pounds6 Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 3:44am
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I have several Kitchen Aid mixers and also use Wiltons buttercream recipe, however I use 100% butter (no shortening). I havent had any problems with the mixers at all. I think you just need to add more liquid per sugar.

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