Originally Posted by Amy729
Thank you so much! You are so precious to share your teqniques and ideas.
I have a couple of questions. Do the cardboard dowels ever get soggy? I usually use the bubble tea straws and was wondering if you like the carboard dowels better.
I also use a butter/shortening recipe for my icing. I don't think my icing crusts as much as yours. Does that mean I should add less shortening to sugar ratio?
Also, I use the Viva method to smooth but sometimes get fuzz in my icing from it. Have you ever experienced it? If so, what do you do about that?
Thanks so much!!!
The cardboard can get soggy if left for too many days. If you use simple syrup and the cake is going to be stacked for a few days is best to use plastic dowels or wood dowels.
Your icing might be too soft, maybe you need less liquid in it. I use half ratio of butter to shortening. Make sure is butter not margarine. If you want you can add less butter more shortening. But even like that if you have too much liquids it still will take too long to crust.