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Buttercream issue

post #1 of 5
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I got a new kitchen aid mixer for xmas, and since I've been using it, my buttercream icing seems dry and when I put it on a cake it get's dry and cracks begin to form.

Anybody have any suggestions?
post #2 of 5
What recipe are you using?
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post #3 of 5
More than likely it has nothing to do with the new mixer. If you have the heat cranked in your house that can dry out everything. I would add more liquid or cut back a bit on the powdered sugar.
post #4 of 5
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I'm using the wilton;

1/2 vegetable
1/2 butter
Water, Vanilla and four cups of icing sugar
post #5 of 5
I have several Kitchen Aid mixers and also use Wiltons buttercream recipe, however I use 100% butter (no shortening). I havent had any problems with the mixers at all. I think you just need to add more liquid per sugar.
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