Old Timer Frosting Recipe

Baking By TeddyBear67 Updated 12 Nov 2008 , 3:46am by TeddyBear67

TeddyBear67 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 9:40pm
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About 20 years ago, a cake decorator gave me a recipe for white frosting that used granulated sugar and flour and that's all I remember. Does anyone out there happen to have this recipe? I used it for a wedding cake, it wasn't as heavy and sweet as regular buttercream. Thank you

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Bijoudelanuit Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 11:16pm
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Reading your post made me curious and I did an internet search and found this:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,186,159190-248193,00.html

FLOUR FROSTING  

1/2 c. milk
2 1/2 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cook milk and flour until thick, cool and refrigerate. Cream well shortening, sugar, salt and vanilla. Add this creamed mixture to cooked mixture. This frosting remains soft and creamy. Be sure cooked mixture is COLD before adding.

JanH Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 2:24am
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There are more cooked frosting recipes (Decorator or German, cornstarch pudding based) in these threads:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6011626-.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-587735-.html

HTH

TeddyBear67 Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 2:40pm
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Thank you I'm going to try the Flour Frosting and several of the others listed on this site and let everyone know.

mommicakes Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 1:00am
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Wow these are worth looking into for something different. Would be nice to be able to offer something else. Thanks.

bettinashoe Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 1:14am
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These are the same types of frosting that my origina red velvet cake recipe had with it. I believe they call this a boiled icing. It's much milder in taste that the sugar icings and I use it often under MMF.

bethola Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 1:17am
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The flour frosting is the only kind of frosting I use on homemade red velvet cake. I have found however that you have to be careful with the sugar because just the least bit too much and it will taste grainy. I LOVE this frosting , though.

Beth in KY

TeddyBear67 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:46am
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All of the frostings tasted great, but too much the texture was too much like whipped cream to have decorations stick to them. Should I have added more powdered sugar??
In response to the graininess--mix, mix, mix!! The first recipe I tried was very grainy, so I left the mixer on and it smoothed out.

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