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sunjan 09-28-2004 @ 3:31 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi,

I need some help. My frosting always turns out runny and too sweet. Just how long do I need to beat the mixture in order to get the right consistency so that it can spread well on the cake? Please help.

Sunjan

diana 09-29-2004 @ 12:27 PM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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Hi Sunjan,

For a fluffier icing, beat the buttercream or cream cheese icing on low to medium speed for about an additional 10 minutes than usually needed. For a super smooth (not fluffy) buttercream or cream cheese icing, don't beat as long, maybe 5 minutes.

As far as sweetness goes, I would just cut down on the amount of sugar you are using in the icing recipe. Add sugar a little at a time, tasting to get the right sweetness for your particular taste.

Take care and I hope this information helps you out.




Sincerely, Diana
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Jillpeck 12-20-2004 @ 11:30 AM                           Reply to this Discussion   Edit This Message   Delete This Message.
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I don't beat mine frostings and all.  I just blend quite well to make sure all the ingredients are mixed in well and no chunks are visible.  If it seems runny at the time, then I add more powdered sugar.  Better too sweet than too runny!

Jill S. Peck




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