Buttercream Frosting

Decorating By ali79756 Updated 28 Apr 2008 , 11:55pm by foxymomma521

ali79756 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 7:56pm
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ok so i was wondering if someone could please give me a buttercream recipe that is easy, good, and does not melt...... i just have the worst problems with buttercream maybe its just the recipe i have that dont work.....
someone please help me!!!!
thanks ali79756 icon_sad.gif

14 replies
lanibird Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 11:18pm
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If you could let us know which kind of recipes you're using someone can point out a recipe a little different. But here are a couple of the most popular shortening based BCs; they are the most heat tolerant:

HTH thumbs_up.gif

bigmama1961 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 11:30pm
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go to recipe or search and type in your search it will take you there hope this helps.

vteventrider Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 11:42pm
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I have really good luck with sugarshack's buttercream. I use a bunch but this is what I use for class and it holds up great and is not too sweet (a must for me). You can look it up under recipes.

Melony Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 11:58pm
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I use SugarShack's recipe and I love it!! I live in an area where the humidity gets pretty high and it holds up very well.

JanH Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 6:46am
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Hi and Welcome on your 1st post, ali79756. icon_smile.gif

Link to CC acronyms:


Sugarshack's recipe is the 1st link provided by lanibird. icon_smile.gif

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


High humidity b/c:


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



psanders76 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:21am
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I agree that the sugarshack recipe is the best.

ali79756 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:41pm
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thank you all so much for your help i guess i will be trying the sugarshack recipe....
thanks again

poshcakedesigns Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 7:48pm
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icon_wink.gif I'm in agreement SUGARSHACK it's the best.

MARIATAMIA Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 8:03pm
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Ali79756, here is the receipe I use for my buttercream and I swear by it:

1/2 cup shortening
1/2cup butter (softened)
1 teas. vanilla (colorless)
1/8 teas salt
5 cups of powdered sugar (sifted)
3 tbs of milk

Beat shortening and butter together. Dissolve salt in vanilla and add into mixture. Slowly add in sugar and if begins getting too stiff add in a bit of the milk.

I usually add the milk in slowly and check the consistency if you like a very creamy frosting use more milk if you want it more stiff use less milk. This frosting also crusts very well and is great to use the Melivira Method (which I swear by). Hope this helps you thumbs_up.gif

ali79756 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 7:51pm
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ok so i have another question..... on the sugar shack buttercream the creamer that u use, what flavor should i use ???

Melony Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:43am
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I follow her recipe to the "T" and use the non-flavored powdered coffee creamer by Coffee-mate. I use the Wedding Boquet as my flavoring.

She has a video out on YouTube of her making her buttercream receipe. I'm not sure how to post the link, but if you go to YouTube and type Buttercream in the search field, it will bring it up. Just look for the one by SugarShack.

Let us know how you like it!!

foxymomma521 Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:55am
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Originally Posted by ali79756

ok so i have another question..... on the sugar shack buttercream the creamer that u use, what flavor should i use ???

I like the French Vanilla icon_smile.gif

ali79756 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 9:27pm
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ok so i made my bestfriend baby shower cake this weekend and i tryed the sugarshck recipe..... thanks to all of you the buttercream came out so good lol i used half vanilla and half regular it was yummy everyone loved it!!! i was so excited the only thing that was wrong with my cake was it didnt crust like i hoped for but that was my fault i think i added to much of the creamer mix. but the point is i made it, it came out great and it was like 100 that day and it didnt melt!!!!! lol..... thanks to everyone for helping me it means a lot to know that i can get some help when i need it. i am self taught cake decorator and everyone thought i was a professional and nobody believed that it was just a hobby i even got asked to do a wedding cake in sep. thanks again everyone for all your help my cake would not have been the same with out your guy's help....... i posted a pic of my cake let me know what yall think.
thanks again,

foxymomma521 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 11:55pm
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Good for you!! I checked out your pics and they are great!! I wouldn't guess you were self taught!!

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