I have been having a problem with my buttercream icing (the recipe with only shortening - no butter) breaking when I try to do my roses. I have tried thinning and it still breaks. What could be the problem? Would adding corn syrup instead of water help?
- from Calhoun, GA
Thinning buttercream icing with corn syrup makes the icing a bit more elastic, though you don’t want it too thin, because that could also cause breaking in the line of icing you pipe.