Hot Knife Method...marbleing The Frosting?

Decorating By mystsparkle Updated 6 Jul 2012 , 4:13am by jgifford

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mystsparkle Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 3:24am
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I just finished frosting a cake w/ buttercream that I had dyed blue...and when i use the hot knife method, it has marbled the frosting lighter/darker in sections... Is there a way to avoid this? I tried searching all over google, and couldn't find to anyone that has has this problem!!! help help please! icon_smile.gif

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icer101 Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 4:00am
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Yes, i have had this problem with blue icing , dark pink, chocolate ,. I hope someone can tell how to avoid this. I will only use the viva paper towel method, because of this problem.

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jgifford Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 4:13am
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I've heard of this - - apparently the temperature of the knife affects the coloring in the bc. I don't use this method myself so I haven't had anything like that happen (knock on wood), but I have seen some beautiful cakes where this was done intentionally.

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