Best Buttercream For Viva

Decorating By ColeAlayne Updated 18 Jul 2008 , 1:18am by Trixyinaz

ColeAlayne Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 1:24pm
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I have had the worst luck with my buttercream. It tastes wonderful but doesn't ever crust enough for me to use the VIVA method...unless I wait hours. What are your favorite bc or frosting recipes that smooth out well?

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Tiababe Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 3:12pm
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Did you try Buttercream Dream or Indydeb's version?

ColeAlayne Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 4:58pm
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I just added both of those to my recipe box. Thanks for the tip. Have you used both?

danijus Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:27pm
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I make both batches and then mix them. Its really good. Or you can try sugarshacks recipe. That crusts great.

abslu Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 6:15pm
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I'm a buttercream dream NERD! I absolutely love it. It crusts pretty good for me, if I ever have issues, I put it in the fridge and it seems to crust for me when it gets chilled. I usually use parchment paper to smooth, I haven't tried Viva (yet icon_razz.gif ) Good luck! Buttercream Dream tastes SO good. . . . . . . great, now I'm hungry for cake. icon_lol.gif

Tiababe Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 12:24am
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Originally Posted by ColeAlayne

I just added both of those to my recipe box. Thanks for the tip. Have you used both?




Yep...I have used both. Acheived good results with both and they taste delicious. I tell you though....trying to get smooth BC can frustrate the crap out of me!!! I actually tried the hot spatula technique and that has really done wonders for me. Tried to do the Melirva (sp?) method, but hubby had picked up wrong type of rollers. People say that technique is awesome.

Trixyinaz Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 12:47am
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I'm a buttercream dream nerd, too. It's all I use and I love it. I get so many compliments on it.

Trixyinaz Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 1:18am
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I'm a buttercream dream nerd, too. It's all I use and I love it. I get so many compliments on it.

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