Help! White Dots!

Decorating By RebeccaCake Updated 22 Jun 2009 , 5:58pm by tiggerjo

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RebeccaCake Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:24am
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I frosted a cake with green buttercream (grass) and in the morning there were white dots all over the cake! What causes this? How can it be prevented? Yes, it was VERY humid when I frosted this.

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:26am
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What type of buttercream did you use - sometimes this is caused by salt that was not disolved thoroughly

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mareg Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:21pm
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Wow have never seen this before. Hope you find out what caused it.

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PaulineG Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 5:47pm
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Hi RebeccaCake,

This kind of thing happened to me once, when I was using buttercream. I had piped the buttercream onto the cake, and the heat of my hand around the bag had slightly melted the butter in the buttercream, and it was slightly softer than it should have been. Anyway, the next morning I had quite a few white spots. I think it's like the grease in the butter that re-sets into those white spots.
Not sure it was definitely the same thing that happened to your cake, but just thought I'd share.


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tiggerjo Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 5:58pm
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This has happened to me more than once. I use crisco so I don't believe it is the butter and have used salt and then no salt and it still happened. Looked cool on a tool chest but my leaves looked like they were diseased. LOL Hope someone has an answer for us.

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