Does anyone have a good recipe that is crusting for decorating? I've been playing around with the sugarshack recipe recently, so something along that line would be great, thanks!
I'm watching this thread now also, this sounds like it would be yummy with the white chocolate cake recipe that's in the recipe section here. I wonder what would happen if you just added melted white chocolate in regular buttercream?????? Sorry , I didn't have a recipe for you, but I'm waiting with you to see if someone has one.
i don't have anything fancy that i've done. i've done two different things. i've mixed white chocolate pudding mix (just the powder) in with my regular butter cream. i've also melted white chocolate squares and poured that in. people seemed to like both
I use my moms icing http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6935-3-Joans-Cake-Icing.html and add melted white chocolate (like a cooled ganache) to the frosting and mix. Seems to taste lovely and crusts nicely, too.
I always use this recipe and everyone love it.
â¢ 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
â¢ 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
â¢ 3/4 cup cocoa or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted ( I used white chocolate)
â¢ 1 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
â¢ 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approx 1 lb.)
â¢ 3-4 tablespoons milk
â¢ Light corn syrup**
Yield: Makes about 3 cups icing.
1. In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Add chocolate and vanilla; mix well.
3. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
4. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
5. **Add 3-4 tablespoons light corn syrup per recipe to thin for icing cake, if desired.
Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.
I normally just melt about 6 ounces of white chocolate and mix it in when I'm making my regular buttercream. It takes it a bit longer to crust on the cake but it will and it tastes great. Just make sure that it is completely melted and there are no tiny pieces that have not melted. Learned that the hard way The very best white chocolate that I've tried is Peter's. Man that stuff is soooooo good.
Ok , what I was wondering is do we just use bar type chocolate or white chocolate or can you use like the molding stuff to make candy? Merkens?
The buttercream dream recipe here on CC with melted white choc added to it is just delicious !