It Just Peeled Right Off!!!

Decorating By tx_cupcake Updated 19 Sep 2008 , 3:05pm by Cakepro

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tx_cupcake Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 1:21pm
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So I am new to buttercream, and I'm trying to like it - really! I was commissioned to make a half-sheet for a baby shower today, and last night I decided to try the upside down icing meathod (here:

It DID NOT WORK AT ALL!!! I followed all of the directions to a tee, and when it came time to peel off the parchment paper, all of my icing peeled off with it! Imagine my horror! icon_cry.gif

So, I'm wondering what I did wrong. The bc recipe I used is one I've used before - 2 cups fat to 2 cups ps. It crusted just fine (I was able to salvage it using Viva and the foam roller meathod), but I just can't wrap my head around why it ALL peeled off the top.

Has this happened to anyone else? Do you have any suggestions for a beginner bc'er?

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Cakepro Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 3:05pm
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2 cups fat to 2 CUPS ps or 2 POUNDS ps? 2 cups of sugar in 2 cups of fat sounds like way, way too little sugar (and yuck - think about how much shortening you're shoveling in your face per forkful of cake).

If your icing did not stick to the cake, it needs to be thinned...and perhaps a look at different BC recipes is in order. icon_wink.gif

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