Trouble With Icing Bleeding

Decorating By WAdora66 Updated 12 Feb 2012 , 1:40am by kakeladi

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WAdora66 Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 6:40am
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I use Bunnywoman's buttercream icing recipe. Is there a way to prevent black icing from bleeding onto white buttercream? I need to make a black and white buttercream cake this weekend and I don't want it to look like crap. Any advice would be appreciated.

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msthang1224 Posted 7 Feb 2012 , 9:12am
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What I usually do, that works for me when i have to use blk on anything especially my buttercream.

I do whatever it is that I need to do in black on my cake BUT in WHITE 1ST. Ex: If i need to write on my cake in black, I white whatever it is in white first and then go over it in black. This creates a barrier btwn my cake and the black icing. IT NEVER FAILS ME icon_smile.gif


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WAdora66 Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 12:45am
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Thank you Msthang1224. It worked like a charm! I'll try to attach a picture of the cake to show you. Thanks again!!

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kakeladi Posted 12 Feb 2012 , 1:40am
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Part of the answer is to have your blk icing made ahead of time. If you save all the little bits of icing of ALL Colors together in a container (I keep a jar in the fzr( and add all leftover icing that's say less than a 1/4 cup as you finish each day's decorating. When you need some blk, take it out and stir it well; now add some blk gel using as little gel as possible to get a dark gray.
Another way to make blk is to start w/chocolate icing icon_smile.gif

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