Will Buttercream Bleed?

Decorating By ss4him Updated 6 Mar 2009 , 2:59pm by kakeladi

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ss4him Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:47pm
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I am working on a wedding cake for tomorrow evening. Iced in ivory buttercream, and it needs navy blue scrolling. Will it bleed? Should I use royal instead of bc?

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LetThereBeCake07 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:52pm
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I have never had a bleeding problem with any of my colors. Just to be safe there are two things you can do...

do NOT put the cake in the fridge, condensation can make it bleed

wait until delivery of the cake to add on the navy

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jamiekwebb Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:56pm
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I have never had my buttercream bleed. You should be fine like letherebecake said just don't refrigerate it.

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kakeladi Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:59pm
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Bleeding of darker colors has nothing to do with which type of icing is used (well, maybe fondant is exempt).
It's *when* (how long ago) you made the color. The fresher it is the more chance it *might* bleed. Make sure your base icing on the cake is crusting buttercream & that it has crusted before adding the dark color.
Look thru the galleries and see how many cakes have black, brown or dk blue scrolls icon_smile.gif

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