okay, i now realize why i don't do cakes from home. i worked in a bakery with a set recipe for icing (25 lb batches) and another store that had the icing shipped in in large buckets. thursday night i was preparing to make the b-day cake for one co-worker and a wedding cake for my boss when i discovered a I CAN'T MAKE ICING!!! i made a batch of icing sunday as a trial run and it was okay so i told them i'd make their cakes, what a nightmare! i've tried it before a couple times and it never thickens up right, always to fluffy and won't hold it's form when i try to make roses. i've used a recipe off this site, a wilton recipe, and this time i tried one from country kitchens and i'm ready to cry. can anyone PLEASE tell me what the devil i'm doing wrong?????? i follow the directions to the letter (even going so far as to say them out loud to my hubby as i'm adding things) and am still having trouble. sometimes the single batch turns out semi-okay but double batches are outta the question. i just don't understand what's happening and am so frustrated by it all that i want to cry ! can anyone help me?????
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3/19/05 at 12:22pm