Trouble With Buttercream Icing Decorations On Sides Of Cake

Decorating By BakerMoore74 Updated 25 Apr 2015 , 6:32pm by BakerMoore74

BakerMoore74 Posted 25 Apr 2015 , 2:24pm
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I use the Wilton buttercream recipe when I decorate cakes.  I have started making stacked and tiered cakes. When I try to do buttercream decorations on the sides of the cakes, sometimes the icing decorations seem to "slide off" the sides of the cake.  Do I need to use a stiffer icing consistency?  Thanks for any advice.  I really appreciate it!  :-)

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johnson6ofus Posted 25 Apr 2015 , 4:35pm
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Use a stiffer icing on the sides as well so the "base" is firmer. Then allow to crust of refrigerate to avoid the "slide"

BakerMoore74 Posted 25 Apr 2015 , 6:32pm
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Thank you so much! I will try this on my next attempt!  :-) 


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