I'm new to cc and keep seeing comments about Sugar Shack's buttercream icing. Can someone give me the recipe?
Go to "Search" or "Recipes" and put in "Sugarshacks Buttercream Icing"
Thank you...DUH, I didn't even think of that
I'm not sure if you saw on the other posts but she also has a youtube video showing how she makes it. It's great, it was really helpful. I'm not sure how to post the link, or I would, I guess you could search for sugarshack video's on youtube.
Sugarshack's youtube.com video:
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Do you use this icing recipe for borders and roses as well?
I use Sharon's (Sugarshack) bc icing recipe, yes, I do use it for roses and borders. Only one time did I have trouble, but that was because I got my icing to thin...I added to much liquid. Hope that helps you out.
thank you sharon!
Your Welcome Tonimarie!
I don't do a lot of cakes but I made some a month ago or so and have kept in the freezer. It has worked well on everything I tried, fbct, borders, cupcakes. I haven't made any roses with it but I think it would do Wonderfully.
I made this today and really like the consistency.
Have any of you done a cake with her icing on a cake that was outside? I am doing a wedding cake the first week in May in Texas so it should be in the 80's and it will be in the shade bue I was curious if anyone could tell me their experience. I love her icing recipe it has been GREAT! I did have to experiment with the amount of powdered sugar b/c we are way above sea level on the caprock in Lubbock, Texas but it has been a godsend!!!
I have not done one outside, but my thoughts are that it will not melt if in the shade, but of course it will probably sweat.
I have another side question: I made Sugarshack's icing last weekend (wonderful ) and used some of it last night. I seemed to have alot of air in or something, because it wasn't nearly as smooth as it was when I first made it. Are you supposed to re-beat it before using it again? I know it sounds dumb, sorry
Sweetpea, I experienced the same problem. I waited a few days, and then wanted to mix in colors. Sorry I don't have a fix!
I used a hot spatula and it smoothed out perfectly.
Does the recipe lend itself to chocolate? Anyone know how much cocao powder to add?
she mentioned a chocolate version on another post. I don't know how to link it, but this is what i copied.
2.5 cups butter
2,5 cups short
dump in cocoa ( dont measure)
5 pounds PS
coffee creamer liquid as needed
crusts well, no fridge needed. YAY!
I used the hot spatula also and it worked pretty well, but it just wasn't as easy as last week!
Just try stirring it down with a spoon. That's what I do to get the sir out. And I always stir bc well after it's been sitting.
thanks for the chocolate recipe!!. Only fresh icing for me from now on as well
My bf this year requested a PLAIN chocolate birthday cake. I have been racking my brain for what "plain" is. I am use to 3d cars, characters, and crazy cakes, and he says plain. grr.
So I decided to make it the smoothest chocolate cake with a simple border and great tasting... Sugarshacks plain icing is amazing, so I can only imagine the chocolate. Does she suggest any flavorings? (besides coffee types)
For dinner I am making him a meatloaf "cake" iced in mashed potatoe that I saw on Martha Stewart lol.
I only use shortening in my icing for this recipe... mainly because it is humid and hot down here in SE Alabama.... I haven't had any problems with this icing at all.... it is beautiful to use, beautiful to smooth and creates beautiful trim... I am working on a cake right now with drop flowers on the sides of the tiers and they hung on the side like champions!
I was wondering about the butter... I live in FL.. and we are friends hot and humid
I will leave it out. And see how it tasts that way.
Carol I will try mixing it better as well
I haven't ever put butter in the sugarshack version... only shortening and my customers rave about it. Her icing recipe produces such a silky textured icing, and the flavor is just right when using the recipe with shortening only. I have never had a problem with this icing, I pray I can say that in a month when we really get slammed. Let us know how your "try" goes!