I am sooooooooooooo sick of making batch after batch of buttercream and would rather buy a pail of some good stuff. So far, all the stuff I have tried is LESS than yummy, so does ANYONE know of a reputable source that offers good buttercream? I live in California and it is now about 104* weather, so it has to be room temp/heat stable too.
PLEASE someone help, I dont want to use CRISCO anymore
ohhhhh I know how you feel, I can not do the "buttercream" with Crisco. Ewwwwww, I just hate it. I only use SMBC, I love it and it is not too sweet at all, and is so yummy, and a great stable filling. I make it in all kinds of flavors, white chocolate, chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, you name it, you can make it. So yummy, yummy, yummy.
might help out if you listed what you've tried
You may want to check out this product http://www.dixiesicing.com/
I think its quite good; holds up better than Rich's Bettercreme and you can use it under fondant.
The home page has a video that is rather long but explains alot about the stability of their icing.
Good luck and let us know if you find the magic cure for your BC blues
Add more flavorings. I make mine with vanilla, almond and butter extract, if I have time I squeeze a lime and add salt to it, pretty yummy. Oh and I make mine with crisco
I am in the SoCal desert of Apple Valley and know what you mean about the triple digit temps out here. Can't use SMBC or IMBC out here...NOPE, not gonna work (especially in the summer)!! I use a good Crisco/Hi-Ratio shortening recipe that you can mix with butter as well and it holds up well in the heat. I have been using it for so long that I eyeball it now. But if you need it, PM me and I will dig it up and send it to you!! Don't worry and don't get frustrated...You can do this my California friend!!! Don't give up just yet!!
Call me nuts, I do not digress from good old class buttercream. I have tried some other stuff, nope, back to class buttercream. I do flavor it up with different extracts, creamers, even Root Beer, my son's favorite. I'll use orange extract, lemon juice, lime juice, all kinds of fun things. But the beginning is always good old Class Buttercream.
do you have a sams locally, they sell theres in 28lb buckets, you could give that a go and flavour it up even more if you so desired.