Of course it does. What type of bc do you typically use? I only use a crusting one.
Depends on the recipe, of course, but the outside of the icing crusts ... the inside is still nice and soft and delish!
I have always used the Wilton BC recipe. Tastes great and never lets me down. But I am going to make a practice cake using dummies soon and want to get the "fondon't" look (lol) but do not wish to compromise the taste.
Taste is subjective What tastes good to me might not to you.
There really isn't much difference between cursting and non cursting b'cream.
Non crusting usually is creamier.
UltimateCakes: If you are going to make dummy cakes why do you care what it tastes like??? Who is going to eat it?
There are soooooooo many great recipes out there why don't you try o ne or two....Wilton's BC is not the top of the line.
Personally, I think the Wilton recipe is rather... ummm... not so tasty. I guess it's a matter of taste. There are several crusting recipes here. I know many swear by Indydeb's recipe. I use one by a lady called Serious_Cakes, that I've made twice now and I'm a big fan! The taste is excellent, the texture is smooth and creamy, and it forms a lovely crust. I am looking forward to baking my next cake and trying the Viva method on a big scale. Did it on cupcakes last weekend and it was GREAT!
The wilton buttercream is a crusting buttercream.