Buttercream Woes

Decorating By lasvegasmommma Updated 6 Nov 2008 , 12:02am by lasvegasmommma

lasvegasmommma Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 8:12pm
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Ugh... I am trying to find the "perfect" BC recipe and I am hoping you all can help.

I am a Wilton instructor, so obviously I have tried the high percentage of shortening route. I don't mind the taste of it, but a lot of people think it tastes too shortning-ish, and that it makes their mouth fee filmy.

I have tried the buttercream dream recipe and I LOVED the flavor. However, I got a lot of bubbles, even mixing on low. I also found it hard to smooth, as it crusted too fast. And after refrigerated, the icing got so hard... I am assuming because of the butter.

I have not tried any of the merengue buttercream recipes. It looks like a lot of work, and I am nervous about that. I am als worried about it smoothing well, and possibly melting in the hotter months.

Any advice???

THANKS!

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jescapades Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 8:52pm
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i swear by julie's less-sweet buttercream. i got the recipe on here. good luck!

TyTy78 Posted 5 Nov 2008 , 9:16pm
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I really like Indydebi's buttercream...I add 1 T of butter flavor and 2 T of clear Vanilla. HTH

lasvegasmommma Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 12:02am
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THANK YOU ladies!

JanH... I always LOVE all of the links you supply!!!

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