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Indidebi's buttercream frosting disaster.What did I do wrong

post #1 of 33
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Why did my frosting get lumpy like this after it dried? Cake was perfectly smooth, no lumps, no bumps, perfectly straight and even all around. Then, after it dried, it started looking worse and worse. I did not move it around, left it on my kitchen table to decorate, and it even got air pockets underneath the frosting in some poarts, I had to scrap it off and to patchwork. I have only done about 3 tiered cakes, all using Indidebi's frosting, never had this happen before. icon_sad.gif

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post #2 of 33
I have benn trying indy's recipes also. The only problem I have had so far is that is cracks. That's not much help to yiu but I would love to know the answer.
Tracy
post #3 of 33
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Ive always had great results with her recipe. I love it. I am thinking I did something wrong, or maybe it was due to humidity or something? I live in AZ and its been pretty humid...110 degrees lately. But my house is always 78 degrees. So the cake never got hot.
post #4 of 33
i have had problems , everytime i use it. but i keep trying.. it is really grainy for me.. i mix it really good..
post #5 of 33
seems like maybe your cake itself was releasing air and caused the air pockets in the frosting?

I think some people refer to it as cake gas.
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post #6 of 33
Thread Starter 
Cake gas! lol. Man o man, I learn something new everyday. Any ideas why my cake had gas? icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 33
How long before you iced the cake until you iced it?
post #8 of 33
How long before you BAKED the cake until you iced it? Same day or not?
post #9 of 33
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I baked the middle and top tier the day before and froze them. Defrosted them nearly completely as I had to cut the tops off, then frosted.

The big bottom layer was baked about 2 hours prior to frosting.
post #10 of 33
now Ive heard it all....Cake "gas" Ive been doing this now 2 1/2yrs and now we come out with "gas"...lol, how funny....grind up the BEANO and throw it into the mixer!
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Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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post #11 of 33
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LMAO! That is SO funny! But really guys, this is horrible! I dont want this happenening again. My poor gassy cake.

Maybe I just really suck at this cake making thing.
post #12 of 33
I use Indydebs icing too .. I found if I mix most of PS in at once it does effect it by being grainy, so I only mix the PS little by little into it. Much smoother that way & no cracking or anything. Did you mix all PS or most of it at once? if so that might be why.
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post #13 of 33
This is sad, but VERY funny! I doubt it's you. Surely, it has to be "conditions" so to speak. However, I'm no cake doctor! Take two beano and there will BE NO gas! hahahaha!

Sorry, I had to say it. The previous poster started it! (Na Na Na Na Na! (singing in a little girls tune) icon_lol.gif
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post #14 of 33
Frosting a cake when frozen or partially frozen will cause air to try and escape underneath the icing. It causes the icing to bulge when it thaws and releases gas.
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post #15 of 33
I've had blow-outs on the last couple of my cakes and I think it's because I iced them before they were room temperature. From now on I'm letting them rest a full day and bringing them completely to room temp before I ice anything.

I didn't think it was humid in Arizona. What was the humidity? It was 100 degrees where I am but only 20% humidity. That causes a whole different set of cake problems!
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