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post #16 of 68
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Originally Posted by mindy1204

I did the all shortening recipe without the dreamwhip basically the wilton without merg. The cakes were defrosted I had taken them out at about one and started working on the at 6 so that wasn't the issue. Probably putting them in the fridge! Thanks lesson learned!



Then you did not use Indydeb's recipe. Period. And that is why you did not get the results other get.
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post #17 of 68
I always refrigerate my cakes before I put the fondant on. Indydebi's buttercream crusts fine in a home fridge...takes about ten minutes. I think when people talk about humidity issues in the fridge, they're usually talking about a commercial cooler, which doesn't work the same way as a home fridge.
post #18 of 68
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Originally Posted by LindaF144

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Originally Posted by mindy1204

I did the all shortening recipe without the dreamwhip basically the wilton without merg. The cakes were defrosted I had taken them out at about one and started working on the at 6 so that wasn't the issue. Probably putting them in the fridge! Thanks lesson learned!



Then you did not use Indydeb's recipe. Period. And that is why you did not get the results other get.




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post #19 of 68
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Originally Posted by LindaF144

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Originally Posted by mindy1204

I did the all shortening recipe without the dreamwhip basically the wilton without merg.
I don't know how I missed this when I posted yesterday.....but I agree with Linda..if you didn't use Dream Whip you DID NOT make Indydebi's buttercream. All you made was a shortening based buttercream. The Dream Whip IS what makes Indydebi's buttercream what it is. You can't expect to leave out the most important ingredient and expect a recipe to work like it's suppose to. Anyway..not following the recipe IS the problem.

The cakes were defrosted I had taken them out at about one and started working on the at 6 so that wasn't the issue. Probably putting them in the fridge! Thanks lesson learned!



Then you did not use Indydeb's recipe. Period. And that is why you did not get the results other get.



icon_confused.gif Linda...you're absolutely right thumbs_up.gif Can't believe I missed that when I read this yesterday...duh icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif
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post #20 of 68
I said something about her leaving the dreamwhip out in the beginning of this thread and OP said she didn't leave it out in response to me... but the first post sounds like she did?
post #21 of 68
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Originally Posted by JaeRodriguez

I said something about her leaving the dreamwhip out in the beginning of this thread and OP said she didn't leave it out in response to me... but the first post sounds like she did?



Jae..you're absolutely right. I had to go back and read the post again after reading Linda's post. Of course I'd have said YOU LEFT OUT THE WHAT????? and expected it to be ok??? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Everyone knows that I'm a huge fan of Indydebi's buttercream and I always "jump in" to try and help when I see a thread on the subject.

I see now why I assumed that the op followed the recipe. Because you did ask her if she added Dream Whip. Then again she says that she didn't icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_lol.gif My money is on that she didn't since she had the problems that she had. I use this recipe and I know what it's capable of. icon_wink.gif
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post #22 of 68
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by JaeRodriguez

I said something about her leaving the dreamwhip out in the beginning of this thread and OP said she didn't leave it out in response to me... but the first post sounds like she did?



Jae..you're absolutely right. I had to go back and read the post again after reading Linda's post. Of course I'd have said YOU LEFT OUT THE WHAT????? and expected it to be ok??? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Everyone knows that I'm a huge fan of Indydebi's buttercream and I always "jump in" to try and help when I see a thread on the subject.

I see now why I assumed that the op followed the recipe. Because you did ask her if she added Dream Whip. Then again she says that she didn't icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_lol.gif My money is on that she didn't since she had the problems that she had. I use this recipe and I know what it's capable of. icon_wink.gif



Eh? Rather than assuming she did not add it, how about looking at the original post. The first line clearly says I "made her recipe as written" and X occurred. Thus the problems she sites with her frosted rounds in the same paragraph clearly refers to the batch of Indydebi's buttercream.

She then mentions after dealing with this situation she made a SECOND batch and then decided to make Wilton's recipe minus the meringue powder. No where does she say at this point she had additional problems with her cakes.

A subsequent post clearly states that she made two batches and used Dream Whip in the first and not the second--which is completely consistent with the original post.

The post from Mindy that Linda quotes and then says well you did not follow Indydeb's recipe--which seems where this Mindy did not follow the recipe starts--is a misreading of Mindy's response to Mamarobin's original reply which asks of which recipe did you use regarding the SECOND batch of buttercream Mindy made. Why is this important? because Mindy's problems occurred with the FIRST batch not the SECOND so claiming she did not see results because she did not follow the recipe is irrelevant as that is not the batch that produced the problems Mindy was inquiring about.

Now why am I spending time clarifying this? Because I am interested in hearing from people who have experience with the recipe diagnose the conditions which may have produced the problems Mindy cites with her batch of Indydeb's buttercream. So rather than accusing her of not following the recipe how about diagnosing what might have caused her batch of Indydebi's buttercream (which she made as written) to bubble and melt off the cake?
post #23 of 68
Ok - maybe we need to start over. I think what is confusing, is the "all shortening" the second time with the dreamwhip left out.

Did you not use "all shortening" on the first batch? Indydebi's recipe calls for all shortening.
post #24 of 68
Vkandis, in Mamawrobin's defense I made my post thinking she left the dreamwhip out as well so I can see where they thought she was saying she did.

OP- Karen is right, if you used butter in the recipe it could have caused this.
post #25 of 68
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Originally Posted by JaeRodriguez

Vkandis, in Mamawrobin's defense I made my post thinking she left the dreamwhip out as well so I can see where they thought she was saying she did.

OP- Karen is right, if you used butter in the recipe it could have caused this.



Yes and I did it also!!! icon_redface.gif
post #26 of 68
I make it with half butter, half shortening during the cooler months of the year, and it works fine.

If I'm right, in the original post she said that she had doubled the recipe...maybe something didn't get doubled and that's why it wasn't working right.
post #27 of 68
[quote="Vkandis"][quote="mamawrobin"]
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Originally Posted by JaeRodriguez




She then mentions after dealing with this situation she made a SECOND batch and then decided to make Wilton's recipe minus the meringue powder. No where does she say at this point she had additional problems with her cakes. BUT she did say that THIS TIME she used an "ALL SHORTENING" buttercream indicating that she DIDN'T use all shortening
the first time. Which would mean that she DID NOT follow the recipe AS WRITTEN. Same principal....different ingredients.

I agree with you and that is the way I responded to the op initially.

A subsequent post clearly states that she made two batches and used Dream Whip in the first and not the second--which is completely consistent with the original post.



The post from Mindy that Linda quotes and then says well you did not follow Indydeb's recipe--which seems where this Mindy did not follow the recipe starts--is a misreading of Mindy's response to Mamarobin's original reply which asks of which recipe did you use regarding the SECOND batch of buttercream Mindy made. Why is this important? because Mindy's problems occurred with the FIRST batch not the SECOND so claiming she did not see results because she did not follow the recipe is irrelevant as that is not the batch that produced the problems Mindy was inquiring about.

Now why am I spending time clarifying this? Because I am interested in hearing from people who have experience with the recipe diagnose the conditions which may have produced the problems Mindy cites with her batch of Indydeb's buttercream. So rather than accusing her of not following the recipe how about diagnosing what might have caused her batch of Indydebi's buttercream (which she made as written) to bubble and melt off the cake?


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If you're interested in "hearing from people who have experience with the recipe diagnose the conditions which may have produced the problems....." I have made this recipe hundreds of times...last week alone I made 12 double batches. Anyway..the op clearly states in her post that she made the second batch using "all shortening THIS time." icon_confused.gif
Which DOES indicate that she DID NOT "follow the recipe as written" the first time. detective.gif So...as I thought in my original "diagnoses" that the use of butter was probably the culprit. Butter has a lower melting point than shortening and would make perfect sense that it "bubbled and melted off the cake"... THIS is what I thought if you go back and read my original responses to her. The op never answered when I ask about the "all shortening" post that she made. I'd just bet money that this is the problem.

I agree with Texas...if the op made a "double batch" there could have been a mistake by the op. Too little of an ingredient or too much of one.
Clearly...something went wrong with the first batch, but with a "tried and true" recipe it's usually "user error" and NOT the recipe thumbs_up.gif
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post #28 of 68
Instead of starting a new post about this same recipe, I'm gonna ask my question here.

I made this recipe this weekend and the texture was very grainy and had tons of air bubbles. Luckily I was doing a desert scene so the grainy texture worked in my favor.

and although it tasted good, it didn't taste any different that frosting on cakes from Walmart or Food Lion.

so I'm wondering what my "user error" might have been?
post #29 of 68
JanessaJo, I wonder if maybe you didn't mix it long enough. The longer you mix it, the smoother it gets.
post #30 of 68
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Originally Posted by JanessaJo

Instead of starting a new post about this same recipe, I'm gonna ask my question here.

I made this recipe this weekend and the texture was very grainy and had tons of air bubbles. Luckily I was doing a desert scene so the grainy texture worked in my favor.

and although it tasted good, it didn't taste any different that frosting on cakes from Walmart or Food Lion.

so I'm wondering what my "user error" might have been?



How did YOU execute the recipe? Without knowing HOW you made the icing I wouldn't know what you "user error might have been" OR if there was "user error" thumbs_up.gif

Mine is NEVER grainy and I don't get air bubbles. AND it definetely taste better than any icing from Wal-Mart or Food Lion. thumbs_up.gif
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