Smbc For Ombre Cake?

Decorating By Limpy Updated 13 Jun 2014 , 6:23am by Nadiaa

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Limpy Posted 12 Jun 2014 , 11:23pm
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Is SMBC too soft for piping ruffles on an hombre cake?  Do I need to choose a buttercream with shortening in it?

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Jun 2014 , 11:29pm
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i would use a buttercream that is sturdier--that will look crisper and that will not succumb to the heat of my hand as readily--it would be rather miserable to pipe that much meringue buttercream y'know--


it is possible but i would not want to use it for that myself--

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Nadiaa Posted 13 Jun 2014 , 6:23am
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Whenever I do ruffles or rose swirls on the outside of a cake I use regular buttercream (mine has all butter and icing sugar with a bit of milk). Where I live it's often very, very hot and it's my worst nightmare to have buttercream ruffles sliding off the side of a cake. Regular BC is much more sturdy and is more stable. So it's my choice for that kind of cake. 

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