My father-in-law wanted a coconut cake for his 90th birthday. I made one and it looked so pretty when I finished it but a few hours later the seven minute frosting started soaking into the layers and leaving some "bare" spots. Did I not cook or beat my frosting long enough, or too long or was there another reason for this? Thanks for any advice.
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idk how or why that happened--
but i just had a thought as to how to salvage the whole thing if in fact it's still pre-birthday party -- by adding more icing if necessary and pressing coconut into it
sorry that happened -- it certainly sounds delicious
AWas your cake completely cool? If it was still warm at all it would melt your frosting.
The cake was completely cool and I had already pressed the coconut onto the sides. It was frozen coconut that I had thawed. I had extra frosting but threw it away when I thought I was finished. I did try to move what was on there around a little bit but I still saw a few nearly bare patches. It tasted great so I was probably the only one who noticed. Thank for the replies just the same. I'll keep searching for an answer.
Make this frosting and use immediately.
Thanks for the links. It was a cool day here and I did not refrigerate my frosting to cool it before using it nor did I refrigerate the cake afterwards. I also used the frozen coconut that had a lot of moisture so I believe I have learned a lot and will try again for my own birthday in July, if not before.