Hello, i am fairly new to cake decorating and it seems that all icing based decorations are made with buttercream icing. I am not a fan of the taste of buttercream and i was wondering if there are other icings that i can use instead of buttercream to ice cakes and make decorations.
Thank you in advance for your responses.
There are different types of buttercreams...Italian Meringue Buttercream, French, Swiss..also to decorate you can use royal icing, it sets up nice and hard to transfer from wax paper to a cake or cookie, or just doing it directly on the item. There are a lot of options, also whipped topping. Just search some websites.
I also was not a fan of buttercream. For years I was only using the non-dairy whipped toppings until one day I learned that my family did not like this and that's why they did not order cakes from me. So I started trying the many recipes you can find on this site and I was sold. There are several I like. My family loves the white chocolate buttercream.
Overview of different icings by type:
(Also has handy frosting troubleshooting chart on last page.)
Here's an overview of the mbc's:
(Uses less butter than most recipes.)
Melysa's very versatile SMBC recipe:
Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:
Everything you ever wanted to know about Rich's Bettercreme & Pastry Pride:
Rich's Bettercreme handling instructions:
Rich's Bettercreme decorating newsletter:
Decorating with Pastry Pride:
Thanks to all for the responses. They are all very helpfull. I'm going to get started trying some. I will let you know how it turns out.
Forgot to add ganache.
Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:
(Includes overview, master and other recipes including white chocolate. How to glaze, smooth, stack and more.)