A Non Crusting Buttercream Anyone?

Decorating By Claire138 Updated 21 Nov 2013 , 10:48pm by AnnieCahill

Claire138 Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 1:50pm
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I need to do some writing on a cake where the words do not harden or crust (they will be smushed by the child as part of the birthday celebrations), do any of you know of a recipe? The one I make always crusts. Any help much appreciated.

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 2:32pm
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use a meringue based icing like swiss or italian or use piping gel maybe

Claire138 Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 3:01pm
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Would piping gel be thick enough to write letters with? should I add some bc to it? I've read that marshmallow bc doesn't crust easily, do you have any knowledge of it? 

Claire138 Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 3:02pm
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I'm hesitant to do smbc bc it's touch and go if it works for me:(

-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 3:15pm
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piping gel will work fine that's why i suggested it--no it's good to go as is--you don't need to add anything



i'm not sure about marshmallow buttercream--i would think that it would crust a bit but not in the way bc does--in other words--a meringue based icing you can rework it and re-ice an area and no problems it will all blend in--a marshmallow icing while it doesn't have a crispy crust like a bc--you could not re-work it without it looking bad--


i mean you can write with a crusting buttercream too--it will be fine with a crusting buttercream--no worries

Claire138 Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 4:29pm
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Thanks K8memphis, I'm going to try it out. 

Claire138 Posted 21 Nov 2013 , 9:29pm
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Thanks  K8memphis, it worked perfectly.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Nov 2013 , 9:46pm
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you are very welcome claire 138 


AnnieCahill Posted 21 Nov 2013 , 10:48pm
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AYou can just take a regular crusting recipe and add water until it's thin enough to pipe.

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