Experiments with buttercream. Part 4. Flooding.


 Today I needed to make the buttercream consistency smooth.
 I was going to draw on it with a brush. 
What did I do? I just added some milk. 
That's what I got...
The conclusion, that I made for myself is the following ( that's what works for me) - for flooding you have to add little bit more of meringue powder to the buttercream. Especially if you live in a humid climate. You can read about it also here...

16 comments:

  1. Your blog is a welcome addition to the cookie blogger world. Inspiring and much adored! Keep posting :)

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  2. Hi, all your Cookies aré spectacular? Congratulations in your work
    A gratine from Spain

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  3. How much more meringue and milk did you use to make it flood?

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    1. I did not add more powder, but the next time going to add. I want to be sure that the surface is quite hard and dry for packing. I added a little milk. Remember the 10-second consistency of icing?

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  4. Hi Nadia! I have a question for you and Karen. Which brand of meringue powder do you use? Thanks in advance for your help!

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    1. I used Wilton...I think Karen uses CK.

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  5. Beautiful. You do such beautiful work. Wish I could paint like that!

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  6. Beautifull as always Nadia, I love your awesome work!!!

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  7. Hello, I just discovered your blog and your Facebook page, and I was amazed at your work is impressive. My most sincere congratulations. I remain a follower of your blog, and also of your page here. Greetings from Spain. Kisses.

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  8. I truly love your delicate artwork, an inspiration for me! I mixed up this icing today and followed the directions exactly...I had to add a little extra water because it was so dry and couldn't whip. Does it soften as it whips? Maybe I didn't wait long enough? And may I also ask, did you have to add much milk for the flood consistency? Do you think water would work as well? Sorry to pepper you with questions!

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    1. Yes, I think the water will work too. This icing should be a very good beat.

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  9. I love the delicate look of your artwork, such an inspiration! I wondered, how much milk did you use to get the flood consistency? Do you think water would work the same?

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