Sugar Shack Icing Recipe On Youtube - Help!

Decorating By chefdot Updated 12 Dec 2008 , 7:54pm by grannys3angels

chefdot Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 9:40pm
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I really want to try this, but she doesn't say how many cups of hot water she uses to mix up the powdered creamer that she adds to the shortening in the beginning of the video.
Anyone have an idea? Anyone try this recipe? How did it turn out? Good for frosting and piping? Does it crust over at all? What about to make roses?

HELP!!!


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__Jamie__ Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 9:54pm
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I believe Sharon's youtube videos are sneek peeks for the instructional DVD's that she sells, so don't expect to get all of the info you need from those videos....believe me, I wish it were that simple. Her DVD's are on my Christmas wish list!

vanillafairy Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 10:06pm
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here is the link to sugar shack´s icing recipe http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-5163-Sugarshacks-icing-and-Tips.html

grannys3angels Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 10:12pm
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I have used Sharon's BC recipe, going on two years and I LOVE IT! When mixing up your powder creamer, you mix equal amount of creamer and hot water...EXP: 1/2 creamer and 1/2 cup hot water, 1 cup creamer and 1 cup hot water.

This recipe crust very very good, I have used it to do all my piping and I have done roses with it also. I like my texture of the icing to be kind of thick, but I will add a few more tablespoons of the creamer mixture when I do cupcakes. I do use for the most, my own flavoring combo...but have also done Butavan and Wedding Boquet (she uses) flavorings. I get wonderful and great comments on this icing.

Hope this helps you, also she has wonderful blog. She has great tips and photos of things she has done. She also has just come out with a new dvd call "A Design Gallery ". It [quote Sharon]("showcases over 120 photos of my cake designs, which I narrate over beautiful background music, giving you helpful hints and tips, and pointing out tools and techniques used."). I have her BC dvd & stacking dvd, they are awesome dvd's and she is outstanding in them.

God Bless & Happy Holidays,
Sharon
EDITED TO ADD: Here is the link to her blog.
http://www.sugaredblog.blogspot.com/

chrissy410 Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 10:12pm
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I've used her recipe about 3 times already and it works great. It crusts over and is great for piping! I got the DVD a few months ago and it is wonderful!!! A must have!

sugarshack Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 12:06am
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Hi!

All my recipes and techniques that are on the DVDs are also here on the site in narrative form free of charge! LOL

look at this thread for the recipes and tips:

(I no longer sift the PS)

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-19948-buttercream.html+tips

and you can always PM me with questions!

ggos luck!

chefdot Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 3:23am
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Thanks Sharon!
I am going through all the posts and it could take me all night... lol.
Can you just answer me this... I went on the youtube video and watched you make the icing and it stated it was 5 - 5 1/2 cups of shortening and then you added 4 lbs total of powdered sugar... but then in all the posts it states you use 5 lbs. Which one is right?
Also I just was reading that you use 21 Tablespoons of the coffee creamer mixture but in the video you only counted up to 16 T... ??? which one?
I just want to make sure I get this right since I am down to the wire and stressing about it not turning out then having to find a store that is even open in my town at midnight tomorrow night for a cake that is for Saturday....
sorry, just rambling and stressing.
HELP!
Also, couldn't you just leave a flavoring extract or mixture out if you just used say the french vanilla flavored coffee creamer powder? If you still recommend adding a flavoring of some sort, can you add it at the end if it's not the taste you want?
Thanks in advance for all your help.

Rosie2 Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 3:49am
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Sharon really is an angel ...she will always have blessings in her life! thumbs_up.gif

sugarshack Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 3:51am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chefdot

Thanks Sharon!
I am going through all the posts and it could take me all night... lol.
Can you just answer me this... I went on the youtube video and watched you make the icing and it stated it was 5 - 5 1/2 cups of shortening and then you added 4 lbs total of powdered sugar... but then in all the posts it states you use 5 lbs. Which one is right?

i use 5 generous cups, so in reality it is about 5.5 cups


Also I just was reading that you use 21 Tablespoons of the coffee creamer mixture but in the video you only counted up to 16 T... ??? which one?

TOTAL of 20 TBs liquid. 4 is my wedding bouquet and 16 is the creamer.


I just want to make sure I get this right since I am down to the wire and stressing about it not turning out then having to find a store that is even open in my town at midnight tomorrow night for a cake that is for Saturday....
sorry, just rambling and stressing.
HELP!
Also, couldn't you just leave a flavoring extract or mixture out if you just used say the french vanilla flavored coffee creamer powder? If you still recommend adding a flavoring of some sort, can you add it at the end if it's not the taste you want?

u can use any combo of flavorings you like. Just make sure you adjust everything so the TOTAL liquid is about 20-21 Tbs of liquid.
Thanks in advance for all your help.




my pleasure! let me know if you need anythng else and good luck!

sugarshack Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 3:52am
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Sharon really is an angel ...she will always have blessings in her life! thumbs_up.gif




Thank you; that was so sweet.

chefdot Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 4:35am
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Does anyone have any ideas on the easiest way to do a quilted look on buttercream besides the impression mat?
I bought one from Sharon when I got one of her DVD's and cannot find it from moving... so sad!
When I have done it on fondant I have used a ruler, but not sure if that will work as well on a round cake.
HELP!

chefdot Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 5:33am
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Sharon you are amazing... I answered the first 2 after I posted that but glad to hear I was right after looking into it more.

chefdot Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 5:58am
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Sharon,
You know what I just realized, when you answered my first question about the 5 cup issue I was meaning the powdered sugar...
You had mentioned on the posts it was 5 pounds of sugar but on the youtube video I only came up with you adding 4 pounds... which one should I go with if I do 5-5 1/2 cups of shortening?
Thanks and sorry for the confusion.

sugarshack Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 6:49am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chefdot

Sharon,
You know what I just realized, when you answered my first question about the 5 cup issue I was meaning the powdered sugar...
You had mentioned on the posts it was 5 pounds of sugar but on the youtube video I only came up with you adding 4 pounds... which one should I go with if I do 5-5 1/2 cups of shortening?
Thanks and sorry for the confusion.




I used 5 pounds of PS in the youtube. i put the first pound in by the cup(4) and then the 2 bags=5 pounds

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chefdot Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 1:27pm
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Thank you!
You are amazing!

sugarshack Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 2:16pm
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Let me know how it comes out ! thumbs_up.gif

grannys3angels Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 7:54pm
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Here are some links to do with Sharon's bc recipe and tips.
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-583376.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-607068.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605006.html

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=581456&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-579834.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-579725.html

All of these links have great & wonderful advice, information and tips from Sharon and others who have used or have tried her BC recipe.

Yeap, I agree with Rosie2 & chefdot...Sharon is amazing and a angel (in more ways then one)! She is great about sharing what she knows and will do everything in her power to help you and answer your questions.
Hope these links will help.
God Bless & Happy Holidays,
Sharon

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