Help Me Document The Melvira Method!

Decorating By Melvira Updated 4 Mar 2016 , 4:50am by -K8memphis

Melvira Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 4:30am
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midwestmom... one of the best icings for this method is the Wilton class buttercream. It's really good if you use hi-ratio shortening, but even if you use Crisco, you just need to 'up' the amount of flavoring you use to get rid of the Crisco taste. I also go a little scant on the Crisco to help the grease factor. A lot of people do half Crisco and half butter, but that gives it a pale yellowish color. Any recipe that crusts should be fine though!

midwestmom Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 4:33am
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I've been searching & searching for a 'crusting' buttercream recipe. I guess I was just hoping somebody would post a few recipes here. I use the recipe that's in the Wilton's beginner's book. 1/2 c butter, 1/2 c crisco, 2 t milk, vanilla.

Melvira Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 4:39am
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That's the recipe I'm talking about!! I don't have any other recipes that crust or I would definitely share them! Sorry!! icon_redface.gif

Perhaps someone else will swing in here and save my butt!! icon_lol.gif

midwestmom Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 4:41am
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Okay great, thanks. I thought the crusting bc was some special recipe & I just couldn't find it anywhere. I'm excited to try this out. icon_smile.gif

Ivanna Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 4:44am
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I can't wait to tray this . Thanks so much.

Melvira Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 4:48am
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Oh, no, the crusting BC is not a specific recipe, it just refers to any recipe that kind of dries to the touch when exposed to the air. That Wilton recipe works great, just test it with your favorite flavorings to really make it taste great! Good luck, hope you enjoy it! You too, Ivanna!

HollyPJ Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 6:01am
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Honestly, Melvira, I'm wondering if there's any powdered sugar buttercream that this method won't work with.

We should do some experimenting.

I'm the one who mentioned to you that it worked with my all-butter buttercream after brief refrigeration.


Has anyone tried this method on a buttercream and had it not work?

Melvira Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 2:17pm
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Oh yah!! I knew someone had told me that but I couldn't recall exactly who! I think it's really a matter of patience and timing... letting it crust, or sit in the fridge long enough, but getting it before it gets too dry and starts to crack!!

lionladydi Posted 10 Feb 2007 , 2:23pm
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Originally Posted by midwestmom

Okay great, thanks. I thought the crusting bc was some special recipe & I just couldn't find it anywhere. I'm excited to try this out. icon_smile.gif




At first I thought crusting bc was some special recipe also. I kept reading different posts on CC until someone explained it as Melvira has. thumbs_up.gif

I use the Wilton Recipe but use 3/4C Crisco and no butter. I use vanilla, butter, and almond flavorings. I do not use meringue powder in mine except when I am making roses.

Diane

jescapades Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 1:54am
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yay! i can't wait to play too! it's 9pm and my boys are up in bed and my dh is out, so i can't go get a roller, but tomorrow is another day and i am going shopping! icon_biggrin.gif

can i ask an embarassing ?? does this work with canned frosting too?
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thanks, melvira, for posting this. you are a god-send!

lionladydi Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 2:43am
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Originally Posted by jescapades

yay! i can't wait to play too! it's 9pm and my boys are up in bed and my dh is out, so i can't go get a roller, but tomorrow is another day and i am going shopping! icon_biggrin.gif

can i ask an embarassing ?? does this work with canned frosting too?
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thanks, melvira, for posting this. you are a god-send!




You could try it on canned frosting but I doubt it would work. Are you talking about canned frosting you buy in the store or Wilton Buttercream?

Diane

Melvira Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 3:57am
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Canned frosting? CANNED FROSTING? Ahhhhh! GROSS! I AM SO SURE!! hahahah! Just giving you grief! I have no idea if it would work. People have said that it works on non-crusting frosting as long as you put it in the fridge for a little bit to let it set up! Let us know how it works!

jescapades Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 4:08am
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Originally Posted by Melvira

Canned frosting? CANNED FROSTING? Ahhhhh! GROSS! I AM SO SURE!! hahahah! Just giving you grief! I have no idea if it would work. People have said that it works on non-crusting frosting as long as you put it in the fridge for a little bit to let it set up! Let us know how it works!




i was just curious. you know, just in case someone wanted to try it. icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 4:14am
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HAHAHAHA!! OHHHHH! I see... you were asking just in case someone ELSE wanted to try it!! hehehehehe! Bless your heart for thinking of others! icon_wink.gif

jescapades Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 4:15am
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that's what i'm here for!

angelbabies Posted 8 Mar 2007 , 8:15am
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Will this technique work with using pastry pride whip icing (whipping top cream I think its called) ?

Thank you!

Melvira Posted 8 Mar 2007 , 2:00pm
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Unfortunately I cannot say with any authority, as I have never tried it, but if I were to hazard a guess, I would say no, it would not work on a whipped topping type product. Sorry I cannot be of more help!

lionladydi Posted 8 Mar 2007 , 2:18pm
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Melvira, I tend to agree with you. The whipped icing does not crust so I don't know how it could possible work. Surely is a Godsend on BC though. Thanks again.

Diane

moniquerei Posted 3 Apr 2007 , 4:32pm
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I just wanted to say that this is one of the coolest tips I've found on here. Thank you!!

maggiev777 Posted 14 Jun 2007 , 5:10pm
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Did this tutorial ever get put into an Article? I just searched CC for the Melvira method - the results show an Article listed called "Quick and Easy Smooth Icing Using a Roller Melvira Method". But when I click on it, I get a recipe instead, for "Cream Cheese Pound Cake III"!

When I click instead on the link that says "View all results for melvira method in articles", I just get a page that lists all the articles (and none are about the melvira method).

Thanks!

Melvira Posted 14 Jun 2007 , 5:14pm
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Yes Maggie, it did! Thanks for asking! If you go to the CC home page and scroll down, it's about the fifth article down. If you have any trouble clicking on that link, please let Heath or Jackie know as there may be a problem!

Edit: Sorry, I just checked, it's the sixth article! icon_wink.gif And the link did work for me, so I hope it will work for you too! (And yes, it is called 'quick and easy'... etc. etc.)

JGsMom Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 10:06pm
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Thanks for the tip. I can't wait to try it on my first paying cake this week!!!

PrivateNameHere Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 2:40pm
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I am totally going to try this. Thank you Melvira!

Melvira Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 12:58am
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Absolutely my pleasure! Hope it works out for you!!

Cathy230 Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 12:13am
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Thank you for this post. Before today I have only ever decorated with fondant....I actually own my own business and refuse to take butter cream orders. However today I had a camouflage cake and knew that I wouldn't like the finished product if I just used the airbrush. So after doing a little online research and reading your step by step guide I ran out to the paint store, got a few rollers and made my first butter cream cake. I cannot believe how smooth it looks! And it blended the different colors together so well! Thank you again for taking the time to post this information....you really helped me out!

bobwonderbuns Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 12:27am
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I have used this method -- works great! icon_biggrin.gif

Melvira Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 2:22am
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Cathy230, I am so excited to hear your feedback!! You really, really made my day! To go from turning down buttercream orders, to being happy with how it looks... priceless! I am digging it! icon_lol.gif

And Bob, as always, thanks for your support. thumbs_up.gif

evangelene Posted 6 Jun 2014 , 5:56pm
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Hi thank u so much. gonna try this tomorrow....

fondantslinger Posted 3 Mar 2016 , 4:52pm
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I haven't tried this yet but will be soon as I am working on some dummies for an event.

Do you think this could work on fondant....to help adhere an get any bubbles out for a final finish?

Beegianni Posted 3 Mar 2016 , 7:01pm
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I'm a new blogger and found the info great!  I'll have Mr. B get me a setup.  What is the recipe for crusting buttercream?  Thank you.

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