Powdered Sugar Makes A Mess!!

Decorating By Skyebaby Updated 28 Mar 2009 , 8:14pm by tonedna

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Skyebaby Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 7:15pm
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Any tips on avoiding altogether a cloud of sugar-smoke when I mix my buttercream? I used the Wilton boxed just-add-butter-and-milk stuff and it instructed me to mix the butter and p.sugar together first. Maybe my butter was too cold (straight from the fridge) but it was pretty useless in the way of melting and getting the sugar to stay in the dang bowl. yuck.

I got it in my eye for goodness sake!! lol

If my butter had been softer, would this have still happened?

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JulyMama Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 7:21pm
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try covering your mixer/bowl with a damp tea towel. It will stop the cloud and any left over "dust" will stick to the wet towel and not go into the air when you stop the mixer. HTH.
Oh, I would also make sure your butter is room temp before using it for buttercream.

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FlourPots Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 8:08pm
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I only add one cup at a time when making anything that calls for PS. I don't add the next cup until the one before is mixed in a little.

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tonedna Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 8:14pm
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Check this tutorial out..

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