French Butter Cream Frosting Too Thin

Baking By 3girlMom Updated 2 Aug 2011 , 5:26am by scp1127

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3girlMom Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 2:38am
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I recently made the Wilton recipe for French Buttercream. It came out way too thin. Anyone know how I can thicken this? More flour?

I wasn't sure because it contains no powdered sugar.

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JessDesserts Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 3:04am
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im not familiar with the Wilton F BC recipe, but F BC is usually very thick.

I assume there was a flour, milk, sugar component that needed to be heated until very thick and then cooled as it was in a mixer?

If thats the case, did you let the mixture cool completely before adding the butter? Sometimes that can be the issue.

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GarciaGM Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 3:34am
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The first time I made French Buttercream, I let my butter get too soft. Try refrigerating it for a while to see if it hardens up, but it will still be delicate at room temperature.

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scp1127 Posted 2 Aug 2011 , 5:26am
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FBC is the same a IMBC, but with the yolks. There is no milk. And it is as sturdy as butter... about the best you can get for smoothing, piping, etc. I'm not sure what is being referred to here.

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