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Why is my buttercream frosting for cupcake use a weird consistency? Is it possible that I over mixed it in my food processor?

Julesie - from England, UK

That’s a definite possibility. Your food processor may be so strong, or set too high, causing the butter to get overheated in the bowl. I prefer using a handheld mixer or an electric mixer with a paddle because less heat is transferred from the machine. We have a great Icing Consistency page that might help you out, too.


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