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Old 02-09-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
 
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My icing is sticking to my cake, making it all crumbly...I was reading that it might be due to the frosting being too stiff. It's room temp, but should I add more liquid? It's the Wilton boxed icing mix that I used.

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Old 02-09-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
 
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I'd probably add a teensy bit more liquid, just a wee bit at a time, 'til it's a better consistency.

I HATE making frosting. It's always spackle-esque. I've given up entirely and now just buying. I only cop to buying it, though, if someone asks. If no one says anything, I keep my mouth shut.
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Icing might well be too thick! Also did you put a crumb coat on? (this is a very thin coat of soft icing to seal the cake)
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:15 PM   #4
 
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Icing might well be too thick! Also did you put a crumb coat on? (this is a very thin coat of soft icing to seal the cake)
Haven't done the crumb coat yet. I am putting icing inbetween the layers, and it's not working, so I didn't want to do the crumb coat until my icing works.

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Have you tried some light corn syrup to thin it?
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:49 PM   #6
 
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Have you tried some light corn syrup to thin it?
the recipe I have says to use milk or water to thin it, so I used water. We will see how it works when time to actually decorate it with a million little stars... :-)
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:43 PM   #7
 
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Icing might well be too thick! Also did you put a crumb coat on? (this is a very thin coat of soft icing to seal the cake)
or a thin jam... apricot works well...

Did you freeze your cake first?
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:21 AM   #8
 
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I'm not a cake decorator...but I want some cake. Does that count?


So, who's volunteering to ship me some of this purdy, decorated cake???
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