Need Good Buttercream To Stand Up Against Heat And Humidity?

Decorating By 29apr00 Updated 19 Aug 2007 , 4:47am by Melody25

Cynda Posted 23 May 2007 , 12:34am
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Thank you so much for all this info, you never no what your going to learn here!!!!

mom2c-m Posted 23 May 2007 , 4:34am
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Great recipe, thanks!! I'll have to try for daughter's birthday.

ribbitfroggie Posted 25 May 2007 , 4:39am
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Val/vrmcc1-Thank you, thank you! Your recipe was awesome! It tasted delicious, was so easy to make (I normally use 1/2 butter, 1/2 crisco) and I love the fact that powdered sugar doesn't fly everywhere! Besides that, is the best smoothing buttercream ever!! I was so stressed since Crisco was changed and my normal recipe was no longer crusting, and I didn't have a chance to try some new recipes....I made yours and it was the best smoothing buttercream ever, works perfectly with the Melvira method. Thank you so much for sharing!

vrmcc1 Posted 25 May 2007 , 11:28am
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Did you use the new crisco? I have been afraid to try it.


fooby Posted 25 May 2007 , 12:40pm
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Val, did you post the recipe yet? I still can't find it in the recipe section. I would like to rate it because it's such an awesome BC. I made two batches last night with chocolate raspberry creamer and it is to die for!!! thumbs_up.gif

vrmcc1 Posted 25 May 2007 , 12:47pm
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I posted it last Tuesday but it isn't in the recipe section yet


Melody25 Posted 25 May 2007 , 4:44pm
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Ribbit did you use the new crisco to make this BC??? And did it crust? I have had problems with the new crisco crusting.

icing_fever Posted 25 May 2007 , 5:02pm
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Does all "All Crisco" B/C leave that greasy feeling in your mouth or is it only the Wilton Classroom one? I haven't tried all crisco since then.

ribbitfroggie Posted 25 May 2007 , 5:03pm
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Yup, I used the new Crisco (0 trans-fat) and it was perfect, crusted right up, no problems at all! Thank you for being my saving grace since I had no clue what buttercream I would be using for my wedding cake today. It worked perfect with the new crisco for me, hopefully it does the same for everybody else! Going to find the recipe to rate it, thanks!

moxey2000 Posted 25 May 2007 , 5:21pm
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I live in the Bahamas and without air conditioning...other than the ocean breeze. I use the all crisco recipe, with vanilla and butter flavor. Everyone loves my icing and says it's their favorite. It holds up really well. We haven't gotten the new crisco here yet, may be awhile, so I can't comment on that. I don't notice a greasy taste afterwards, I think that happens if you haven't used quite enough powdered sugar.

zoraya Posted 25 May 2007 , 5:58pm
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I just made this icing and it tastes very good. But I realized I've used milk in it so do I now have to refridgerate once I've decorated? How long can it sit out safely. I normally use water so I've never had this issue before. Thanks for your help!

fooby Posted 26 May 2007 , 1:25am
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Originally Posted by zoraya

I just made this icing and it tastes very good. But I realized I've used milk in it so do I now have to refridgerate once I've decorated? How long can it sit out safely. I normally use water so I've never had this issue before. Thanks for your help!

When I used it last, I put it under fondant. After covering with fondant, it didn't go back in the fridge till my friend picked-up the cake. It was probably out in room temperature for 12 hours. I believe there's enough sugar in it to preserve it for at least 24 hours. Will have to test it if it'll stay at least 24/48 hours. Will leave some out tonight and I'll let you know.


vww104 Posted 26 May 2007 , 1:38am
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Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it.

29apr00 Posted 31 May 2007 , 12:52am
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I'm going to make it this weekend Val! Has it shown up in the recipe section yet?

vrmcc1 Posted 31 May 2007 , 1:52am
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No the recipe is not in the recipe sections yet.

I did an experiment with the icing the other day. I decorated a dummy cake then put in it direct sun light on the porch for 6 hours. The first 4 hours it was between 98-100 degrees and the last 2 hours was 82-85 degrees. The cake looked the same as it did after decorating it without any melting the only difference was a slight fading of the pink roses. Pic one is after decorating and pic two is 4 hours later (that was the last pic I took before it rained on the cake icon_lol.gif )


vrmcc1 Posted 31 May 2007 , 1:53am
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Sorry pics won't upload.


Melody25 Posted 31 May 2007 , 12:47pm
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I made 1/2 a batch for the apple cake in my photos. It didn't crust for me, but I think it's because I only made 1/2 a batch and I didn't measure out the exact amount of powdered sugar. But it was still really good!!! I couldn't taste the crisco in it at all! I also used French Vanilla creamer. It was a little to sweet for me with the creamer, but I can always cut down on the amount I use and then just use milk. Thanks SOOOOOO Much for this recipe Val. Will definitely be getting 5 stars when the recipe comes up.

fooby Posted 31 May 2007 , 5:57pm
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Melody, I'm glad it turned out great for you. I love Val's BC because of its taste and that's because I never liked BC. The crusting part was just a delightful surprise though icon_biggrin.gif

Melody25 Posted 31 May 2007 , 6:08pm
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Fooby and Val...did you use all of the PS?? is that what causes it to crust???

vrmcc1 Posted 31 May 2007 , 7:04pm
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Yes use all of the PS. If you need to add a little extra milk if the icing is too thick for you.

vrmcc1 Posted 31 May 2007 , 7:46pm
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The recipe is finally in the recipe section icon_biggrin.gif

cake-angel Posted 31 May 2007 , 8:02pm
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Thank you for this recipe. I will definately be trying it!!

majormichel Posted 31 May 2007 , 10:01pm
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Can you use this to make roses?

Melody25 Posted 31 May 2007 , 11:21pm
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I voted!!! 5 stars from me! I'm going to be making this recipe again tomorrow! My nephew graduates Kindergarten tomorrow and I'll be making him a cake for the cook out on Saturday! Im SOOOOOOOO happy for this recipe Val again Thank you Thank You Thank You!

mjs4492 Posted 31 May 2007 , 11:50pm
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Have you tried the High Ratio Shortening (Sweetex; Alpine)?

I live in Alabama and it's very humid/hot all the time here. Last month I started using Sweetex and am totally sold on it now. The taste is fantastic!

2 lbs powdered sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla (clear)
1/2 tsp butter flavoring (clear)
1 cup Sweetex

put into mixer in that order. mix on slow to incorporate. mix until smooth. I usually double the recipe for a larger size cake. You can also do most decorations with it.
For chocolate icing, add 2 pouches of Nestle's Choco Bake for a single batch.

It definitely crusts - just takes about 5-10 minutes longer than a regular buttercream recipe.

greenhorn Posted 31 May 2007 , 11:51pm
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I saw this post last week and used this recipe on a graduation cake. I also used some left over BC for the border on the same cake. The border melted right off the cake and Val's recipe held up perfectly in 90 degree heat with 85 % humidity. I LOVE it! Thanks Val!

eieio1234 Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 12:13am
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Thank you for posting the recipe and thank you to everyone who tried it!! I'm happy I found this, I'm not liking the new Crisco, the frosting is too soft for me, and I've heard bad things about it being in humid conditions. I'm happy to have this one to try!

29apr00 Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 12:58am
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It is not crusting for me at all!! It tastes great, but is definately not crusting. It's like the icing won't stick to the cake! It just keeps moving around, thus getting LOTS of crumbs! icon_redface.gif Yes, i did do a crumb coat, and let it sit for a bit before icing. I think i'm going to try adding a bit more milk to see if that helps a bit.

29apr00 Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 1:20am
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Nope, all fixed!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

I just needed to add a bit more milk, and now it's PERFECT!!! Totally smooth, and it coverd up all my crumbs!! Wonderful! And did i mention that it tastes good too!! Kind of like buttercream dream!!

So happy!!!

vrmcc1 Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 2:36am
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Yes you can use it for roses. I use it for everything, sometimes I need to add a little bit of extra milk to make it easier to frost the cake with.


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