Thank You Indydebi

Decorating By Granpam Updated 29 Oct 2007 , 11:42pm by cakescraps

Granpam Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 6:05pm
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For posting your icing recipe. When Crisco first went 0 trans fat I didn't have any problems with my icing. Well The last few cakes I have done I have had problems so the cake I just did for my grandaughters school carnival (in My photos) I used your icing recipe. Had two 8 inch rounds left because I used the WASC recipe so I iced them and took them to work yesterday to get their opinion. Everyone said icing and cake was wonderful. They have been my guinea pigs for the last 7 years. So Thank you again for sharing your recipe.

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indydebi Posted 27 Oct 2007 , 8:15pm
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I am happy it worked out well for you!

I honestly thought that recipe would go to my grave (even my daughter doesn't have it!) but CC is such a sharing group, I couldn't NOT share it when everyone was talking abou the problems they were having.

you all are a BAAAAAAAD influence on me! icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif

SugarBakerz Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 1:39am
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well I did a search under indydebi as the author of the recipe and got nothing so maybe I am doing it wrong, but hey any other ideas... would love to see the recipe.... anyone wanna help me out icon_smile.gif

snowshoe1 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 6:12pm
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OK - now my interest is peaked. I keep reading about this fantastic BC, I see the ingredients, but I'm hoping you all can help me out with the instructions (maybe I missed it in the linked post?).

When does the Dream Whip powder get added? Is it with the PS or does it not make a difference. Sorry for the dopey question but this is my first one today - still thinking of what other ones I'll have later icon_biggrin.gif .

indydebi Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 6:19pm
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snowshoe, since I'm one of those "throw it in until it looks right cooks", and being basically a lazy person, you can be assured that it really doesn't matter how you mix it.

You know the part of any recipe that says "mix dry ingredients .... mix wet ingredients ... then mix both"? Well, I ignore that part! I mix it all together ... mostly because I don't want to wash two bowls! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

*IF* i were to put any order to it, this is how I tend to do it: I put the crisco, milk, vanilla, dream whip powder in a bowl and mix to break up the crisco. This also gives the powdered dream whip and the milk a chance to mix.

I add the p.sugar last just because it's easier for me. I add the p.sugar slow enough and in quantities that doesnt' result in a big splashed mess of p.sugar on the counter.

But if your mixing bowl will take it all at once without splashing out onto your counter, that will work fine.

snowshoe1 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 6:25pm
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Thanks, Indydebi. That was the answer I hoped I would see; I'm notorious for not 'following instructions' (went to set up a printer this weekend that had 5 steps and I screwed that up since I figured 'how hard can it be'). Good to hear this is a forgiving BC!

SugarBakerz Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 9:34pm
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thanks so much, I can't wait to try this one.

chovest Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 9:42pm
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I love IndyDebi's recipe! Since I tried it a few cakes ago, I haven't made anything but! Thanks for sharing.

Oh, and we won't tell your daughter we all have the recipe. icon_wink.gif

ziggytarheel Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 9:58pm
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My turn to ask a stupid question!

I've never made a buttercream without any butter. I vary recipes, but I'm afraid to leave out the butter entirely. Is anyone a butter and Crisco person who likes this recipe?

I know, I know. I should just try it. But I'm often short on energy and ingredients, and I hate to waste it if someone who is used to a buttery taste isn't likely to like it?

And, by the way....

I'm no expert. Just a home baker who sometimes tries her hand at something nicer, but I DID try adding Dream Whip to my most recent buttercream recipe and it crusted nicely. And I got lots of compliments about how "light and fluffy" it was.

chovest Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 11:00pm
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I always used the Wilton recipe which is butter and shortening. This has a different taste, but I really enjoy it.

cakescraps Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 11:42pm
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I tried indy's recipe yesterday. Smoothest creamiest BC ever! Very pleased. I'll be using it from now on. I sometimes use a butter recipe and this tasted better!

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