[B]Something Other Than Buttercream[/b]

Baking By askarrick Updated 1 Oct 2008 , 4:06pm by ShayShay

askarrick Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 3:57pm
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I have a friend who is getting married in May and she wanted to know if there was another icing choice other than buttercream. Got any ideas with recipes?

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juleskaye518 Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:10pm
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White chocolate or cream cheese?

ShayShay Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:14pm
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Italian Meringue Buttercream (IMBC) Not as sweet as regular BC and really easy to work with! Totally different texture and taste also.

UltimateCakes Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:26pm
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you could always use fondant

Mike1394 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by ShayShay

Italian Meringue Buttercream (IMBC) Not as sweet as regular BC and really easy to work with! Totally different texture and taste also.

I thought IMBC IS regular buttercream


Debbie45628 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 5:08am
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How about the whipped frosting that you can buy at Sams club? Debbie

LIFE1234 Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 6:04pm
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Smart and Final sells this Non-dairy icing in milk cartons in the freezer section it is called Pastry Pride (Premier) it is wonderful, all you do is whip it no need to add anything else, it tastes great, and it's easy to frost.

Jayde Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 10:36pm
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If you are decorating a cake in BC only and not using fondant, then it is best to use a BC or an IMBC for the outside. BUT you can do any kind of filling in the world in between your layers!!! Just make sure that you make a good dam of BC around the edge of the layer, spread your filling inside, top with your next layer, and crumb coat in your frosting of choice.

You could do fruit fillings, cream fillings, white or chocolate mousse, ganache, nuts, caramels, different flavored BC's i.e. cappuccino or mint, spiced cream cheese icing, flavored dark chocolate BC icing like orange dark chocolate, I mean the sky is the limit! Let me know if you need more help icon_smile.gif.

JanH Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:46am
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Helpful guide to the different types of icings:
(Also has handy troubleshooting guide on last page.)


Everything you ever wanted to know about the different meringue b/c's (and so much more):
(With recipes.)


Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:
(With recipes.)


Chocolate 101:



ShayShay Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 4:06pm
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Mike, I guess it's just what you consider regular. To me regular buttercream is made with icing sugar, butter, shortening etc. IMBC is made with regular sugar, egg whites and butter. I just find it easier to work with and it's not as sweet.

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