Indydebi's Buttercream Question

Decorating By kirigami Updated 12 May 2010 , 7:08pm by kirigami

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kirigami Posted 10 May 2010 , 5:25pm
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I have been using IndyDebi's buttercream for several months and love it. Everyone loves the taste and I love that I can get it nice and smooth.

My only problem is that it hardens very quickly making it difficult to attach decorations. Am I making it too stiff? It goes on well enough but by the time I am done smoothing(takes a while I am a newbie) it is already set where I started. I find using water works a bit but it doesn't always hold.

Should I use piping gel to attach fondant pieces?

Any other suggestions?


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TexasSugar Posted 10 May 2010 , 6:22pm
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Adding more fat/crisco will slow the crusting time down and give you a little more time work with it.

You can use piping gel, vanilla, corn syrup, or gum glue to attach the fondant pieces.

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mamawrobin Posted 10 May 2010 , 6:38pm
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I use Indydebi's buttercream most of the time. I like that it crusts failry fast. I use a little sugarwater "glue" to attach decorations. It's not any different than attaching decorations to fondant. Fondant is always "dry" when I add the decorations. I just use the same method when applying to buttercream.

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kirigami Posted 12 May 2010 , 7:08pm
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Thanks guys

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