Buttercream Emergency

Decorating By Shelley0323 Updated 11 Sep 2010 , 1:26am by catlharper

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Shelley0323 Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 10:15pm
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HELP ME PLEASE! My buttercream will not crust! I have been waiting
(im)patiently for almost 3 hours now! I have always used the same recipe and have NEVER had a problem I cannot make a new batch- no ingredients, no time. Will my fondant slide right off? I am ready to have a nervous breakdown right now. PLEASE HELP ME!!!! icon_cry.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 10:23pm
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Your fondant will be fine on it. It might be easier for you if you chill the cake a little while before you put the fondant on, but it will work either way. Relax! icon_biggrin.gif

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1234me Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 10:34pm
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no - it will not slide off. Wet the back of the fondant a little before you put it on and it should be fine!

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cheatize Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 11:46pm
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If it's not crusted, you shouldn't need to wet the fondant.

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catlharper Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 1:26am
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Do you have more powdered sugar? Sounds like the fat to sugar ratio is off on your BC. Too much fat will keep the buttercream from crusting. Whip in more powdered sugar and you won't have an issue. BUT, unless your BC is so thin that it's sliding down the sides of the cake you won't have an issue with your fondant. Just make sure not to smooth too hard or you may get BC squishing out from underneath!


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