Sugarshack's Buttercream For A 4.5Qt??

Decorating By bake-A-cake00 Updated 5 May 2008 , 4:59pm by msthang1224

bake-A-cake00 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 7:45pm
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I just got sugarshacks buttercream dvd!!! I only have a 4.5qt and was wondering if anyone has their version of sugarshacks buttercream for the smaller qt. bowl??? I know her receipe is not exact...more just do it until it looks right icon_smile.gif but was just curious about the amounts others use? Also I would like to try the wedding bouquet flavoring she uses...but cant find it online anyone know where to get some?

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sugarshack Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 8:49pm
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hi!

The ordering info for the WB is on the card that came inside the DVD case. You have to call her to order it.

I do not know for sure, but I had a couple of people say the 5 pound batch works in the 4.5 quart.

You might want to try 4.5 pound batch the first time.

HTH!

chikie Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 10:40pm
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Originally Posted by bake-A-cake00

I just got sugarshacks buttercream dvd!!! I only have a 4.5qt and was wondering if anyone has their version of sugarshacks buttercream for the smaller qt. bowl??? I know her receipe is not exact...more just do it until it looks right icon_smile.gif but was just curious about the amounts others use? Also I would like to try the wedding bouquet flavoring she uses...but cant find it online anyone know where to get some?




I'm going to order the video, but I was worried 'cause all I have is the 4.5 quart mixer. Can you let me know how it comes out in the 4.5 mixer?

Thanks,
Tiffany

bake-A-cake00 Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 3:40pm
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Thanks sugarshack...so I would use 4 1/2 c. of hi ratio and powdered sugar any idea about the liquid???

2yummy Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 3:56pm
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I have the 4.5 qt mixer. I only put 4 cups in. I tried it with 4.5 cups and it made a HUGE mess. I had ps every where, 4 cups fits perfectly. As for the liquid I use the same amount of flavoring and 11 tbls of the liquid creamer. Good Luck!

chikie Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 5:24pm
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So, is it 4 pounds of shortening and 4 pounds of powder sugar??

bake-A-cake00 Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 6:28pm
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Thanks so much 2yummy!!! I'll have to try that, also thanks for the "warning" about 4.5 cups, I've had plenty of powdered sugar snowstoms in my kitchen icon_lol.gif

sugarshack Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 6:29pm
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4 cups of shortrning and 4 pounds of PS



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2yummy Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 6:30pm
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I use 4 cups of hi ratio shortening (which would equal 2 pounds of shortening) and 4 pounds of powder sugar. Good Luck.

tracycakes Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 8:32pm
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I did it and it was fine. It filled to the top but came out smooth and creamy. I put a towel over but still had a mess with PS. It call it my "white cloud".

chikie Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by tracycakes

I did it and it was fine. It filled to the top but came out smooth and creamy. I put a towel over but still had a mess with PS. It call it my "white cloud".




Good to know! Did you use High ratio shortening?

Has anyone made it with just Crisco??


Thanks for all your replys!

chikie Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by tracycakes

I did it and it was fine. It filled to the top but came out smooth and creamy. I put a towel over but still had a mess with PS. It call it my "white cloud".




Good to know! Did you use High ratio shortening?

Has anyone made it with just Crisco??


Thanks for all your replys!

chikie Posted 9 Apr 2008 , 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by tracycakes

I did it and it was fine. It filled to the top but came out smooth and creamy. I put a towel over but still had a mess with PS. It call it my "white cloud".




Good to know! Did you use High ratio shortening?

Has anyone made it with just Crisco??


Thanks for all your replys!

msthang1224 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:49am
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i've always wanted to try too but I too only have a 4qt kitchenaid mixer, what do I do???

christielee Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 12:03pm
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I make it with 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, and 3 1/2 cups crisco, (I don't charge enough to be able to use high ratio) and 4 lbs. of powdered sugar in my 4.5 quart mixer, and it works great. I also buy the WB which is so awesome!!! And I just love Sharon!!! icon_lol.gif

christie

tracycakes Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 2:09pm
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I used just Crisco, not a hi-ratio shortening. I think the biggest problem with the 4.5 qt mixer is that you have to put your PS is really slow and I probably tried too much at one time - thus the "white cloud". It feels the mixer to the top but there were no air bubbles and it was really smooth. A 4.5 qt mixer will hold Sugarshacks recipe but it' messy. I will do it again. It was worth it to have that much at one time and not making several batches but the consistency was so good.

msthang1224 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:33am
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Hi, Is this the same recipe from on here that you guys are discussing? I would like to make some but want to be sure this is the one. TIA icon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 11:00am
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I'm sooo glad Sharon posted her directions on her icing....

You can use ANY shortening based icing... using her technique in making it you will always get VERY smooth as silk icing!!!

Thanks Sharon your a doll!!!!

msthang1224 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:20pm
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Hi, Is this the same recipe from on here that you guys are discussing? I would like to make some but want to be sure this is the one. TIA icon_smile.gif





Anyone?? someone??

msthang1224 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:24pm
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Someone please Help, I really want to make this icing that everyone is marveling over icon_smile.gif

Bossy Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:40pm
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Sorry for my newbie ignorance, but what is WB?

zenu Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:40pm
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Hi,

I make Sugarshack's Icing in my 4.5 KA all the time. I've tried it with butter and without. I've tried using 4 cups, 4.5, and 5 (horrible mess)!

I've stuck with the 4.5 cups ps and 4.5 cups hi-ratio. I end up using about 7-8 tbsp of of creamer and 4-5 tbsp of flavoring- I use butter and vanilla extracts. Everyone loves it- so I go heavy on the vanilla. (one of these days I'll order the wedding bouquet)

I tried using real butter a couple of times, but I didn't like how it separated when left out- so I use the extracts now.

I feel 4 cups of ps and hi-ratio isn't enough to keep the air bubbles out and I use the towel over the KA while pouring the ps very SLOWLY as someone mentioned above.

HTH icon_smile.gif

zenu Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:44pm
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msthang1224: here's a link to her recipe:


msthang1224 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:47pm
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THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH ZENU, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU RESPONDING. I can't wait to make it now, YEPPIE!!!!!!

wgoat5 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:51pm
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Zenu shouldn't that be 4.5 pounds of PS in your recipe? Just wondering icon_biggrin.gif

msthang1224 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:51pm
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Originally Posted by Bossy

Sorry for my newbie ignorance, but what is WB?




I believe that WB stands for: wedding Bouquet Flavouring. I could be wrong but I think that's right. Maybe someone else can correct me if i'm wrong.

wgoat5 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:55pm
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you've got it MsThang icon_biggrin.gif

zenu Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:58pm
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Yipes! icon_confused.gif

Thanks wgoat5 icon_smile.gif I'm a bit distracted- I have a 3yr old running around and a 7yr old trying to finish homework!

Yes, I meant 4.5 pounds of powdered sugar and 4.5 cups of hi-ratio shortening.

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dshlent Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 12:57pm
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AHHHHH..... WHAT did I do wrong?? I did 4.5 cups of shortening and 4.5 pounds of ps and 13 T of water/flavorings. I ended up with VERY airy icing!!!! icon_sad.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:50pm
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SugarShack/Sharon, do you ever just use liquid coffee creamer?

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