Sugarshacks Buttercream

Decorating By hlaw97 Updated 16 Dec 2008 , 9:33am by bashini

hlaw97 Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 2:43am
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How do I make her butter cream on a small scale?
I hate a Kitchenaid 4.5 qt. I cant find her recipe and want to make it in my mixer I have my 1st wedding cake this weekend and have always used the same icing recipe! I can NEVER get my icing smooth and I need HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bashini Posted 1 Dec 2008 , 10:13am
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Hi, for the 4.5qt. here is the recipe.

4 1/2 cups shortening
4 lbs powdered sugar
4 tablespoons flavouring
2 teaspoons salt
12 tablespoons coffee creamer

HTH.

grantrs1521 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 1:06am
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Bashini, this sounds like alot of buttercream. Coffee creamer, that sounds interesting

Callyssa Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 1:24am
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It does make a lot of bc, and it kind of starts to fall over the sides of the bowl too, but I just "help" it back in with a spatula and after a minute or so, it incorporates and begins to smooth out.

In the recipe on the video, it does not call for any salt at all. I've been tweaking the flavoring to get it more like buttercream with butter, and I only use 1/2 to 3/4 tsp. salt and it's PLENTY enough! YOu can always add more, but hard to take away, so I would say definitely start with less. I also add 4-6 drops Lorann butter flavoring oil instead of the liquid flavoring, and instead of counting tablespoons of coffee creamer liquid, I add 1/2 c. Coffee Mate to 1/2 c. almost boiling water and that seems to be the perfect amount. Sometimes I use a little less ps as well.....depending on the consistency.

shalderman Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 1:35am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bashini

Hi, for the 4.5qt. here is the recipe.

4 1/2 cups shortening
4 lbs powdered sugar
4 tablespoons flavouring
2 teaspoons salt
12 tablespoons coffee creamer

HTH.




I have the 4.5 qt as well and I make a slightly different version:

2.25 c salted butter
2.25 c shortening
4.5 lb powdered sugard
3-4 T flavoring (depending on the flavor)
10 T of the coffee creamer mixture

I use this often and it works quite well

bashini Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 9:33am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grantrs1521

Bashini, this sounds like alot of buttercream. Coffee creamer, that sounds interesting




Yeah, it is a lot of buttercream. The good thing about it is that, if you have 2-3 cake to do for a week, make it and put it in the fridge. You also can freeze it. That way, you save time too! icon_smile.gif

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