The Kind Of Buttercream You Cover A Cake?

Baking By libs Updated 26 Jun 2008 , 6:29pm by JanH

libs Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 5:03pm
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Hi,.....I was hoping someone might have a good buttercream recipe for cover a cake, as im from england and we dont really use the butter cream method to cover our cakes, just to put inside as filling, and the recipe we use for that generally is butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and maybe some milk.....but if I used that to cover a cake over here in dallas Tx where I am, then it would melt and go all GOOEY.
so whats the key surley you dont keep your cakes in fridge until the customer gets them do you? or is it the recipe.... please can some one give me a hint.

thanks everyone Libby

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JanH Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 5:35pm
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An all shortening b/c recipe will hold up better to higher temperatures than a butter or butter and shortening recipe (because shortening has a higher melting point than butter).

Some popular CC recipes for hot weather:
(Can be made without icing base.)

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


libs Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 5:48pm
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Arh! Wonderful thanks Jan H, thats exactely what I wanted now I know where I was going wrong...I just thought I was useless.

thankyou very much for the recipes and the speedy reply have a nice day thumbs_up.gif

JanH Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by libs

now I know where I was going wrong...I just thought I was useless.

Don't be so hard on yourself. judge.gif

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