Why Does This Happen With My Colored Buttercream?

Decorating By acakedecorator Updated 19 May 2014 , 1:59am by acakedecorator

acakedecorator Posted 19 May 2014 , 12:02am
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When I decorate a cake with colored buttercream, after I smooth it, it has different shades in different places, like this:



I was okay with it on this cake because it was outer space, but why does this happen?

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FrostedMoon Posted 19 May 2014 , 12:23am
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That happens to me sometimes, too.  Usually when I smooth with a scraper dipped in warm water (even when wiped dry) or if there is a lot of condensation on the cake before crusting.  I the the moisture is basically removing some of the food color from the frosting.  I've been able to prevent it by using a different smoothing technique and not touching the cake when there is condensation on it.

acakedecorator Posted 19 May 2014 , 1:59am
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Great, thanks for the info! That's really interesting.

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