I Need A Good Buttercream

Decorating By jessicacourtney1 Updated 29 Dec 2008 , 9:21pm by GeminiRJ

jessicacourtney1 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 2:30am
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I am making a wedding cake in May and I need to find a good buttercream recipe that holds up, I have been trying new buttercreams and everything "melts" I was thinking about maybe using BETTERCREAM but read somewhere that it doesnt hold uo very well either. Anyone know of anything good? I was looking at Indydebi's cakes and wow Thats the icing I need!lol

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indydebi Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 2:34am
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Here's my icing .... it has NEVER melted on me. Ever. I'm confident you will love it.

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6992-Indydebis-Crisco-Based-Buttercream-Icing.html

sugarshack Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 2:35am
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of course I am partial to mine: (I no longer sift and the end of the thread was lost in the server crash)


liapsim Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 2:38am
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I use wilton's extra creamy (can be found on their website) and I add about an extra tbsp of vanilla....yummy, creamy, smooth, and spreads great!

GeminiRJ Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 1:07pm
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I buy "Dixie's" icing. Yummiest icing ever, super easy to decorate with, and a long shelf like. It's never caused a probem, even in Nebraska's heat and humidity!

sweetjan Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 1:21pm
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Sugarshack's icing is perfection
You can't go wrong with her advice and recipe!!

tiggy2 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 5:09pm
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I use indydebi's recipe and love it however, I use hiratio instead of crisco and sugarshack's hot creamer mixture instead of milk. It's the creamiest icing I've made and I love the way it crust.

indydebi Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:11pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

I use indydebi's recipe and love it however, I use hiratio instead of crisco and sugarshack's hot creamer mixture instead of milk. It's the creamiest icing I've made and I love the way it crust.



Hmmmm.... I'l gave to give this a try!

cakedecr8r Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:27pm
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Sugarshacks is the best!!

karenm0712 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:29pm
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I love SugarShacks and actually went out at lunch today and got a box of dreamwhip so that I can try out Indydebi's! I have heard nothing but rave reviews on them both! icon_smile.gif

tobycat Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:32pm
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Though it's not the most sophisticated icing, I'm a fan of the Wilton 1/2 and 1/2 with a touch of violet added to make it super white. This icing WILL NOT MELT, but you really need to be an expert at the Viva or Melvira method to make it come out awesome. Everyone loves it though because of the real butter that's in it.

CakeMakar Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:42pm
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I second Indydebi's! I made it a few weeks ago and it was tasty.

sparklepopz Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I buy "Dixie's" icing. Yummiest icing ever, super easy to decorate with, and a long shelf like. It's never caused a probem, even in Nebraska's heat and humidity!




Girl, I could eat Dixie's icing with a spoon until I keel over. I hate eating shortening-based icings (even my own recipe, which is what my customers rave over) but oh my, there's something so freaking yummy about Dixie's that I haven't been able to duplicate in my own.

Frankyola Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:54pm
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I use indydeby and I love it I use Hi ratio shortening some times but you do not really need to use it, crisco works really good.

lexi55033 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 8:58pm
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I just tried IndyDebi's buttercream recipe but substituted water/powdered coffee creamer instead of milk and yum!!! Love it! Great consistency too for decorating.

IndyDebi -- would you happen to have a chocolate version of this recipe that you'd be willing to share?

BrendaS104 Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 9:08pm
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Debi, does your frosting need to be in the fridge? I know some who use milk say yes but I've heard no as well.

GeminiRJ Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 9:21pm
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Originally Posted by sparklepopz

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I buy "Dixie's" icing. Yummiest icing ever, super easy to decorate with, and a long shelf like. It's never caused a probem, even in Nebraska's heat and humidity!



Girl, I could eat Dixie's icing with a spoon until I keel over. I hate eating shortening-based icings (even my own recipe, which is what my customers rave over) but oh my, there's something so freaking yummy about Dixie's that I haven't been able to duplicate in my own.




It's got a cooked base, and the recipe was developed by her father. I never cared much for cake until I tried her icing. Now, YUMM! If she quits making it, I'll probably give up cake decorating and concentrate only on cookies.

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