What do you use to thin down your buttercream for writing? Any other tips for writing with buttercream?
I use sugar shack's buttercream recipe but do 99% of my writing with black chocolate icing. I need to figure this out as I can't keep doing black writing for everything.
I don't thin mine but I would think that if you need to you would want to use milk.
I thin my buttercream icing out with corn syrup for writing. It works to help prevent breakage.
or corn syrup or piping gel...
Thank you! I hadn't thought of using corn syrup.
You guys are the best!
and how thin do you thin it out to?
I think the thinnest really varies from person to person I would start with 1 Tblsp per 1 cup of stiff b/c. Those with a brawnier grip may not want to thin their's down as much as someone with a more delicate grip.
I always have simple syrup on hand and I use that, but I think corn syrup probably works the same way. Its good for stringwork too.
I use water and a touch of corn syrup