Wilton Buttercream Icing Recipe

Decorating By MazeyG Updated 10 Jun 2011 , 7:26pm by metria

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MazeyG Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 7:12pm
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Hello To All Experience Cake Decorators,
I am a newbie to cake decorating. I need advice on the Wilton Buttercreame Icing Recipe. I recently tried to put icing on my 2 layer cake, and the icing kept pulling away from the cake! Please let me know what I am doing wrong. icon_redface.gif

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sacakesandbakes Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 7:22pm
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I use this recipe all the time. There was a post the other day with the same question about buttercream not sticking to the cake. The response was the cake is too moist. Look for the post for better resolution.

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CalhounsCakery Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 7:23pm
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Your icing was to thick! Try thinning it down, 1 tsp at time until it's spreadable.

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metria Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 7:26pm
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you might want to try a thin crumb coat layer first. take some of your icing, thin the consistency down a little with some milk (or whatever liquid you're using), then apply that to your cake. this should be a very thin layer, enough to lock in those crumbs. let that sit a while (on the counter or in the fridge) to crust/solidify. then apply your normal consistency icing on top of the crumb coat.

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