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How do I stop banana buttercream turning brown?

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fanjolina Thu 23-Jun-11 16:33:05

I'm icing a cake with banana buttercream that I can't keep refridgerated until it's served. Is the icing going to turn brown? Any way to prevent it?

IAmTheCookieMonster Thu 23-Jun-11 16:34:13

lemon juice in the banana?

IAmTheCookieMonster Thu 23-Jun-11 16:36:47

make normal buttercream and put slices of banana on top just before serving?

fanjolina Thu 23-Jun-11 16:44:15

Ooh, would lemon juice prevent it? Unfortunately logistics mean I won't be able to add the banana at point of serving.

IAmTheCookieMonster Thu 23-Jun-11 16:50:17

I don't know for sure if it would, but thats all i can think of! It helps keep fruit salad fresh, but bananas turn brown very easily.

fanjolina Thu 23-Jun-11 16:57:19

Oops, just added lemon juice and it curdled the icing blush.

Hmm, prob no way to recover that is there?

IAmTheCookieMonster Thu 23-Jun-11 17:14:01

can you start again? I'd have added the lemon to the banana before adding the banana to the icing.

fanjolina Thu 23-Jun-11 17:31:36

That's what I did!

Could start again but only have enough ingredients (and time) to make one more batch, so think I'll stick with dull safe vanilla.

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