I was so chuffed with the ermine buttercream I made last night and decided to chill it overnight to experiment with piping today but on taking it out of the fridge it has the impression of having split. Can I rescue it and if so, how? Thanks
hahaha, I have sorted it. just warmed the bowl it was in and put it back in the mixer on mega speed!!
But what if this happens after piping? Please let us know how the cake fared. Thank you.
no, thankfully not. i had chilled just the icing and got it out to practice my icing technique (still very much a learner) on parchment before setting myself loose on cupcakes but I think it was impatient and tried to beat it to loosen it while it was still cold from the fridge. It has piped onto cupcakes fine and still tastes as good as yesterday - and now looks as good again as well. Just wish I could perfect cupcake piping!!
You will perfect your piping. After all, practice makes perfect! :) Glad the ermine frosting has stabilised itself.
Here's a good YouTube video using just a star tip. And of course as Shockolata says....practice makes perfect...
SIX of the BEST FROSTING TECHNIQUES ...
Thanks both - I did watch part of that video - the multi colour icing was great. I will keep practicing - and what better use of a rainy, miserable bank holiday in the UK than covering the table with parchment and piping splodges and splats then scrapping it all back up and starting again!!
Very nice... Great job..
lovely. they look like the work of someone who has had lots of practice!!
Thank you guys. Actually, it was more of an accident. I misplaced my regular piping nozzle and had to make do with a different one which it turns out is the perfect one for making roses. I can't tell you the amount of times I watched videos to figure out how to do it and then when I have given up and done something really fast to send to school... magic happened! You start piping from the middle and just let the frosting fall from a distance onto the cupcake which is when it does its twisty dance and ends up looking like a rose.