View Full Version : buttercream not stiff?

12-30-2006, 08:31 PM

this is how my buttercream looks like (swiss method)

HOw come its not as stiff as i expected it to be.... What could be wrong?

12-30-2006, 09:20 PM
Swiss and Italian buttercreams are not stiff like American "buttercream" / royal icing. It shouldn't be semi-liquid, but it's definitely a softer icing, works best at cool room temp. If it's still softer than it should be, the common culprit is not beating it enough. Sara Phillips says it can take 10-12 minutes of beating for it to set up (http://www.baking911.com/asksarahbb/index.php?showtopic=1260). See also http://www.baking911.com/decorating/icing_glaze_choices.htm.

12-31-2006, 03:58 PM
thanks, so italian and swiss buttercream isn't as stiff. :)

I'll go check the link you posted. thanks again ! :)