Problem frosting with blue buttercream
Posted: 30 July 2010 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I usually cover my cakes with fondant or chocolate. A client asked me for a cake frosted with blue buttercream. I managed to smooth it quite well, but the colour isn’t uniform at all. It looks all stained. Anybody knows what may be the reason? Thanks!

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Posted: 01 August 2010 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I had this happen once with blue frosting! I heated my spatula when spreading and when the heat from the spatula melted some of the frosting it also caused it to change color.  Could this be why?

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Posted: 01 August 2010 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you for your response Anne! I have to copy a cake from a picture, and it really looks like fondant, so it have to be perfectly smooth, that’s why unfortunately can’t do swirls!!
Gia: may be what you say. The first time, I did what I do for the white buttercream under the fondant: I put the spatula under hot water. So it looked perfectly smooth, but marbled! Then I tried again with a clean spatula and it worked much better. Anyway, it still doesn’t look at all like the picture. S I’m trying to convince them to do fondant…
Thank you both for you answers!

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