Buttercream Icing

Decorating By Stacy B Updated 17 Jul 2013 , 5:11pm by Annabakescakes

Stacy B Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 8:30pm
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AHello I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on icing. I use the Wilton Snow White Buttercream recipe and I have trouble with it. When it crust it cracks and then my cake has cracks in it. Please help if you know anything that may help. Willing to try a new recipe if I need to.

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denetteb Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 10:01pm
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AIs your cake on a stiff board or plate? If it flexes then the cake flexes a little and can cause the icing to crack.

Stacy B Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 10:14pm
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  • Yes I them on a cardboard cake board.  It cracks before I take it off the stand. 
manddi Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 10:26pm
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AMaybe you icing is too stiff of a consistency.

Stacy B Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 10:42pm
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So should I maybe add a extra tablespoon of water and see if that helps?

manddi Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 11:17pm
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AJust trouble shooting but that would be the 1st thing I would try

maybenot Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 11:17pm
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Adding a bit of heavy cream or shortening should help. The extra fat should make it less dry.

manddi Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 11:33pm
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Original message sent by maybenot

Adding a bit of heavy cream or shortening should help. The extra fat should make it less dry.

Cream would make it taste a lot better than water!

icer101 Posted 16 Jul 2013 , 11:59pm
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whatever liquid you are using, you just need to add a little more of it. Then, it won,t crack. And yes, a stable board. hth It just sounds like it is a little too stiff for frosting the cake.

Annabakescakes Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by maybenot 

Adding a bit of heavy cream or shortening should help. The extra fat should make it less dry.

 

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Originally Posted by manddi 

Quote:
Originally Posted by maybenot 

Adding a bit of heavy cream or shortening should help. The extra fat should make it less dry.
Cream would make it taste a lot better than water!

Yes, please use milk or cream, and it shouldn't crack. It should taste WAY better, also.

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