Help Needed With Frosting

Baking By maggie1965 Updated 24 Jun 2012 , 10:41am by maggie1965

maggie1965 Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 7:15pm
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I am making cupcakes for my sons wedding in july and everytime i use buttercream, after a while it starts to melt and looks awful, i wondered if there is an alternative frosting that can be piped that wont melt xx

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yums Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 7:22pm
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What is the base of your buttercream? You can try an all shortening version.

kakeladi Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 7:50pm
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It sounds like your recipe has too muich liquid in it.
Do you have hot hands? This could be contributing to the probmem.

maggie1965 Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 8:12pm
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i always use an all butter recipie could this be the problem, i have never used shortening but its worth a try, does it still taste the same though xx

yums Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 11:35pm
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Nope. I do a half and half recipe. I have tried MANY all shortening recipes and I hate them-all I feel is greasy film on my tongue. The dream buttercream recipe on here that is half and half is very good.

maggie1965 Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 10:41am
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Thanks guys will give it a try xx icon_biggrin.gif

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