Saggy Buttercream

Decorating By AprilScott Updated 6 Aug 2015 , 11:12pm by AprilScott

AprilScott Posted 6 Aug 2015 , 10:03pm
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I have a wedding cake due tomorrow.  it is carrot cake and I am using a shortening based icing and it is all saggy and I cannot get it smooth.  I am at my wit's end and so frustrated.  I am not opposed to scraping it all off and starting over.  Any recipes for a frosting/icing that will be stiff enough to stand up but easily smoothed.  (I have always used fondant, this is my first BC only cake).  Please help

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-K8memphis Posted 6 Aug 2015 , 10:34pm
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take about a cup or two of your current icing and add some cornstarch  -- i was assisting my dear niece recently and we used a can of grocery store icing and i added at least a half cup (or more) to one can -- so don't be shy with it -- but don't try to rehabilitate the entire amount until you test this for yourself --

-K8memphis Posted 6 Aug 2015 , 10:38pm
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once you get a decent crusting icing you can remove spatula marks by patting the surface with a folded smooth towel

-K8memphis Posted 6 Aug 2015 , 10:38pm
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and so sorry this is stressing you out -- i get it

AprilScott Posted 6 Aug 2015 , 11:12pm
post #5 of 5 to give it a try!

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