Help Needed With Frosting

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

 maggie1965  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
maggie1965 Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 7:15pm
post #1 of 6

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

5 replies
 yums  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
yums Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 7:22pm
post #2 of 6

What is the base of your buttercream? You can try an all shortening version.

 kakeladi  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kakeladi Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 7:50pm
post #3 of 6

It sounds like your recipe has too muich liquid in it.
Do you have hot hands? This could be contributing to the probmem.

 maggie1965  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
maggie1965 Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 8:12pm
post #4 of 6

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  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
yums Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 11:35pm
post #5 of 6

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  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
maggie1965 Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 10:41am
post #6 of 6

Thanks guys will give it a try xx icon_biggrin.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%