Buttercream Vs. Whipped

Decorating By mickmack210 Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 5:37am by JanH

mickmack210 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 4:59am
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Can I decorate a cake with whipped frosting just as well as buttercream? I've never used anything but buttercream. And, what's the best recipe for whipped frosting? I need to color, pipe, etc. with this icing, so I need it to have pretty close to the same consistency as buttercream. I don't LIKE whipped, which is why I always use buttercream, but I'm making a strawberry daiquiri cake and I think it'd taste better with whipped than bc. Thanks fr any help.

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calivettie Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:32am
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I'd like to know as well...
I've heard of the recipes for stabilized whipped cream- but can this pipe and decorate a full cake?

JanH Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 5:37am
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Originally Posted by mickmack210

so I need it to have pretty close to the same consistency as buttercream.




The difference between whipped and American b/c IS the consistency. icon_smile.gif

A suitable compromise might be a whipped b/c (heavier than whipped but smoother than traditional American b/c.

SugarShack's recipe is quite popular:
(Uses hi-ratio shortening.)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-5163-Sugarshacks-icing-and-Tips.html

HTH

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