Icing Recipe

Baking By DeezCakes Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 11:51am by DeezCakes

DeezCakes Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 3:10pm
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I am on the hunt for a new icing recipe. I've used the traditional buttercream icing, but I've not been able to make it without having that gritty texture to it. I've tried a Meringue (I can't remember if it was Swiss or Italian) icing recipe, and I thought it tasted too buttery, but I loved the smooth texture.

What I'm looking for is a not-so-sweet icing that has good flavor and is not gritty in texture.

Oh, and it has to stand up well to piping, making flowers, etc.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
~Dionne

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grannys3angels Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 4:38pm
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I use Sharon's (Sugarshack) bc icing recipe and tips, I love it!...but it is what works for me. It gets great remarks for others who use it.

Here are some links that may help you out to do with Sugarshack's icing recipe.




Hope this helps!
God Bless,
Sharon

EDITED: to add the right link

DeezCakes Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 2:28pm
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Thanks for the information!

~Dionne

grannys3angels Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 6:17am
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Your Welcome, I hope it helps .


God Bless,
Sharon

JanH Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 6:39am
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I really like cakemanOH's Brite White hi-ratio frosting (especially when made with 6x powdered sugar):

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2375-Brite-White-Buttercream-Icing.html

Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-484333-.html

Hi-ratio recipes:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-4766843-html

6x vs 10x powdered sugar:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-50324-.html

ShirleyW's IMBC recipe uses less butter than most:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2426-Italian-Meringue-Buttercream--Shirleys-Method.html

indydebi's popular (new Crisco) b/c:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6992-Indydebis-Crisco-Based-Buttercream-Icing.html

Overview of different icings by type:
(Has troubleshooting chart on last page.)

http://tinyurl.com/yh44gu

HTH

DeezCakes Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 11:51am
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Thank you for all the information!

~Dionne

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