Help! Buttercream Separated?

Decorating By nolee Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 4:06am by ceshell

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nolee Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:16am
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So I made IMBC for the first time tonight. I usually make SMBC and it always turns out beautifully. The IMBC (made according to a recipe on CC) turned out great, but then I refridgerated it.

It's now lumpy and the liquid is separating in the bowl! Is there some damage control I can do here or am I scrapping the batch??

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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KoryAK Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:34am
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Same thing would have happened if you mixed up cold SMBC. Let it come to room temp or melt some and add it back... it will come back together.

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nolee Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:39am
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Thanks! I've never really refridgerated any batch of BC for a long period of time, I usually use it right away (I am the worlds BIGGEST procrastinator with making cakes! Like the kind who's up til 3 in the morning the the day of her wedding putting together her wedding cake!!!) This time I thought I would actually get some things done a couple days BEFORE the cake was due and then this happens! What a panic! But thats such a relief to hear it will bounce back! Thanks so much!

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ceshell Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 4:06am
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If it doesn't bounce hasn't warmed up enough yet! That stuff is magical! icon_smile.gif

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