So I just tried making sugarshacks buttercream icing for the first time and it turned out looking grainy and definitely NOT creamy! does anyone know why this happened? and also, does anyone know another icing that is creamy and smooth without the airbubbles? Thanks!!!
sugarshack icing...help please!!!!!!
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sure. 4c hi ratio shortening creamed with flavoring and 1/4 cup hot water (mixed with powdered creamer). added powdered sugar beating on 2 with my KA. powdered sugar was added slowly. got about 2- 2 1/2 c of sugar in before it was too thick to mix on speed 2 so turned up to 3. added more hot water then more sugar. still too thick so added more hot water again. by this time it already looked grainy.
It is a thick icing, but your ka should handle it fine. Not sure what would make it grainy unless possibly the creamer wasn't mixed well or you got a bad batch of powdered sugar.
This might be your problem. I have never had a bad batch of this frosting until last week and figured out the problem was a bad batch of sugar. Frosting was unbelievably grainy and oddly enough, did not taste very sweet! It's like the cornstarch ratio was way off
I know this is off topic (sorry OP!) but how do you deal with this? Are you able to fix the frosting somehow or do you test the sugar before you use it in a batch of frosting? I threw in some seedless jam to make mine palatable but that isn't an option if you are going for vanilla.