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My buttercream icing often cracks after it has sat for a few days; is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Karen - from Springboro, OH

It sounds like your icing is too dry which will contribute to the cracking. In order to prevent dryness, you may try adding more water and/or corn syrup to your icing. The corn syrup will help your icing become more elastic and stretch when it dries. Make sure to store it in an airtight container.

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