Issues with buttercream cracking...

Forum: Cakes & Cake Decorating

Recently I have been having real issues with my buttercream icing cracking. I use a crusting buttercream and viva to smooth. It always comes out nice and smooth but any movement at all once the cake is decorated and it seems to get cracks in it and looks so bad. Does anyone have any tips on what I can do to stop this from happening? I have used this recipe for awhile now and never had a problem until now. :/

Tiff - MA


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Elena Z ...

I’ve noticed this recently too. I’m wondering if it has to do with the winter months and it being slightly colder?
I look forward to suggestions as well.

Tiffany Palmer ...

Hmm it’s not looking like we’re getting any feedback here lol. I think I’m going to try posting on Mayens page. I’ll let you know if I get any feedback there. =)

Tiffany Palmer ...

Well that was quick! I got a few responses on Mayens page, and this link seems helpful! I think it may be because I started using less shortening and not making up for that with more butter or less sugar. Here’s the link:

Karin Giamella ...

I aggree w the sugarlane post – you need more butter or less sugar.