??? About Pastry Pride/bettercream

Decorating By Amylou Updated 22 Sep 2009 , 6:24am by JanH

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Amylou Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 7:50pm
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I was going to use Pastry Pride/Bettercream (chocolate) as a filling for a cake I did this last week (which I couldn't refridgerate). I whipped it up, and then left it out, covered, on the counter to fill the cake the next day. When I went to use it, I noticed some chocolate liquid had settled on top, and when I stirred it up it completely fell flat; it was more liquid-y than pudding and wasn't holding up at all. I didn't bother re-whipping it w/ the mixer, figuring if it was doing this there was no way I was putting it in my cake. I made up some whipped chocolate ganache instead.

I've never had this issue with the Bettercream before. Do you think it would have stayed thick if I had filled the cake right away? I am worried about using this stuff now and leaving a cake out and having it settled if the filling deflates, even with a good dam.


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JanH Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 6:24am
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This has never happened to me when using Rich's Bettercreme.

Did you use Rich's Bettercreme or Pastry Pride?

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