I had a request for rolled BC but haven't done that before. There is only one recipe for it on this site and it has lemon and orange oil...has anyone used rolled BC?? Does it taste good??? and why the oils???? This is for my boss' granddaughter and I feel like she thinks I'm "Ace of Cakes" or something!!!
Well, I have never used Rolled Buttercream, but there is lots of discussion of it on the cookie forum.
From what I understand, it is a flavoring thing. And, you can replace them with extracts of any flavors you desire.
I know that I read of one CCer using half almond and half orange extract for a fabulous taste????
So, you might want to visit the cookie board, those ladies may can help you some, too.
Good on cookies. PITA for cakes. Frankly the worst "food" product I've ever experienced. Imagine greasy fondant.
I made some using a recipe on cc and subbed cocoa powder for some of the powd sugar. It tasted like tootsie rolls but I could not roll it out. Don't know if it was because I didn't have enough powd sugar in it or what. Still have a ton left. I did make little balls out of it and covered them in choc ...just like small truffle candies...yum..
For RBC, I take some of my regular buttercream recipe (I use primarily real vanilla in that), add some light corn syrup to it (recipes call for about 1c. corn syrup to 4 cups of buttercream--I use less, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 cup), mix it up and then add sifted powdered sugar until it's a pie crust consistency.
I roll it out between sheets of parchment, put it in the fridge or freezer until the "sheet" firms up, then cover the item. I "buff" it with some corn starch and/or PS on my hands. Works well and crusts when it dries.
I loved it on cookies.... I also rolled between wrap and refrigerated. I basically follow Antonias cookie directions ... use my cookie cutters and put it on. I did it on my Christmas stocking mice.... I would never try it on anything big though...
Maybe she meant rolled fondant?? Sometimes fondant is called that....
"Imagine greasy fondant".........for sure!
Actually yrs ago (like 20?) there was a recipe in MBN from the lady who is suppose to have invented it long before fondant came about (Charlotte Collins??) . It had to be made in 2 seperate batches then those mixed together. I did make it a few times but thought it was very soft & hard to handle compared to fondant.
I've used it on odd shapes--balls, eggs, etc. I can see using it on a cake, but it is really, really sweet and I can't see a way of overcoming that.
The red planet in the photo below is covered completely in RBC.
Sorry, but what I make isn't "greasy". It's soft and creamy under the crust that forms, but not greasy.