Cracked Buttercream

Decorating By mjd65 Updated 18 Jun 2013 , 9:10pm by mjd65

mjd65 Posted 16 Jun 2013 , 3:57am
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AI made a cute simple sesame street cake at night and in the morning the buttercream was saggy and had some cracks. Do you think I was short on the powdered sugar?

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mpatko Posted 17 Jun 2013 , 12:31am
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How long after you filled and stacked the layers did you frost it? Cake settles, so I like to let it sit for at least a few hours before frosting or covering with fondant.

mjd65 Posted 17 Jun 2013 , 9:06pm
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ARight away but it had no filling...that's why I was wondering. I also use half vegetable shortening and half butter

manddi Posted 17 Jun 2013 , 10:44pm
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AThe cake settles; not the filling. Even a 1 Layer cake will settle.

mpatko Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 5:03am
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I'm not sure how the butter/shortening ratio comes into play in this since I've always done mine the same way but definitely give your cake time to settle before frosting it.

rica827 Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 2:00pm
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Don't be offended by my question, but was the cake cold or frozen when you iced it?

mjd65 Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 9:10pm
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ANeither....of course I don't get offended....

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