Buttercream Icing

Decorating By BabyBear3 Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 6:03pm by l80bug79

BabyBear3 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 9:38pm
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I am making a baby shower cake next week with vanilla on the bottom and chocolate on the top. Does anyone have a certain buttercream/chocolate buttercream recipe that is tried and true that everyone loves??? I am trying to break away from using the wilton recipe and want to try something new but would like some input!

TIA!!!!!!!!!!

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DsLady614 Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 9:59pm
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I use a recipe by a lady called Serious Cakes. She is here on CC and you can find her videos on Youtube, just search for her name. As a matter of fact, she has a video on making her buttercream, which includes the recipe. Check it out there, because I'm at my office right now and don't have the recipe. I think it is an excellent recipe, has great flavor, crusts nicely and is lovely to work with.

toristreats Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 9:59pm
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Try Sugarshacks buttercream recipe it's in the recipe section. It is so yummy tasting and if you have any questions she is so good about answering them.

nickshalfpint Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 10:07pm
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I love serious cakes frosting too! Here are the links

youtube.com


BabyBear3 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 1:02am
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Thanks ya'll!

l80bug79 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 1:07am
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I too use serious_cake's recipe. love it love it!!! trying the cream cheese one for the first time this week. but i've used her vanilla & choc one.

ceani Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 1:23am
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I've used seriouscake recipe its great the only problem i had was that the bc started dripping from my pipping bad and some roses started to fall off maybe i didn't use it correct or the climate had some thing to do with it (it was 104that day) .don't know

SeriousCakes Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:33pm
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ceani-sounds like hot hands and a hot house!! Use less liquid and here's what I do when decorating in extreme heat and humidity: I fill a pie pan with ice, place another pie pan on top of the ice and put my frosting bags on top pie pan. I have very hot hands and it's tough decorating in the summer time. I either have to pipe very fast or use my handy dandy insta-fridge! icon_lol.gif
l80bug79 -let me know how it goes for you!
And thank you everyone icon_biggrin.gif

l80bug79 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:41pm
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Originally Posted by Serious_Cakes

ceani-sounds like hot hands and a hot house!! Use less liquid and here's what I do when decorating in extreme heat and humidity: I fill a pie pan with ice, place another pie pan on top of the ice and put my frosting bags on top pie pan. I have very hot hands and it's tough decorating in the summer time. I either have to pipe very fast or use my handy dandy insta-fridge! icon_lol.gif
l80bug79 -let me know how it goes for you!
And thank you everyone icon_biggrin.gif





Any tips on making the chocolate darker? should i use the dark choc melts instead of choc chips?
LL

nickshalfpint Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 5:51pm
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Your cake looks awesome! I usually add a little bit of brown to the frosting to make it the color I like.

SeriousCakes Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 6:02pm
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I would agree with nickshalfpint, although you could also use the 'special dark' Hershey's cocoa powder in place of the melted chocolate, you'd need about 1 1/2 c. I haven't tried that but I've read about other people doing it.

l80bug79 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by nickshalfpint

Your cake looks awesome! I usually add a little bit of brown to the frosting to make it the color I like.




thanks....

i'll try that next time. just had the "begginer bag of colors" (wilton pastes) to work with at the time, but i've since gotten some better colors.

that was my anniv. cake to my hubby last week. we watch entirely TOO MUCH Tombstone (where the line comes from) and i just threw a huckleberry hound to go with it. lol

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