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.
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.
- Yes I them on a cardboard cake board. It cracks before I take it off the stand.
AMaybe you icing is too stiff of a consistency.
So should I maybe add a extra tablespoon of water and see if that helps?
AJust trouble shooting but that would be the 1st thing I would try
Adding a bit of heavy cream or shortening should help. The extra fat should make it less dry.
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.
Yes, please use milk or cream, and it shouldn't crack. It should taste WAY better, also.