Bakery Type Frosting :)

Baking By mavreader Updated 3 Feb 2009 , 1:20am by newmansmom2004

mavreader Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 11:30pm
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hello everyone, I'm brand new here, but I signed up mainly because I wanted to find a frosting like they use at the bakeries. At the moment, I am using the Wilton Class Buttercream recipe that I learned in Wilton Course 1, but it seems like such a hassle to only make 3 cups...anyone know of one? Thanks everyone! icon_biggrin.gif

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SeriousCakes Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 11:40pm
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I've had mine compared to a bakery before icon_biggrin.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcCbN2I4xI&feature=channel_page

indydebi Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 11:46pm
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First, welcome to CC ... a great resource for everything cake!

That's a hard question to answer because with so many bakeries, there are so many different types of icing. My personal view is that I dont' want my icing to taste like everyone else's. (If mine tastes just like all the other bakeries, why would someone buy mine? )

If you need more than 3 cups, just double or triple the recipe. Do you have a KA? That makes it a lot easier.

mavreader Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 12:01am
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Yes, I do have a kitchenaid...but still...the frosting tastes too sweet and I really enjoy the bakery frosting....icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:37am
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Without wanting to look self-promoting, here's the only icing I've ever used for over 25 years: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1163913

Many people say it's not too sweet (which I don't understand because it's made of sugar); many say it taste a bit like a whipped cream icing. It crusts well and holds up in extreme heat and humidity. Most CC'ers who have tried it, have given it a good review.

mavreader Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:47am
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i wanted to try this recipe but the link you posted sent me to a lighthouse cake picture,,,

newmansmom2004 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 1:55am
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You can buy actual bakery icing at Sam's in a big bucket that's like 25-30 lbs. The price is around $26.

This will allow you to have icing on hand that lasts a long time in the pantry whenever you want it. You can add different flavorings to it if you want to change it up a bit.

I've used it before. I like making my own icing, but in a pinch I'll use the Sam's for cupcakes or a cake just for us.

ranbel Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 2:01am
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I make indydebi's recipe, but I do add a litle salt to cut the sweetness down a bit. If you buy the popcorn salt, it is a much finer grain.

You will LOVE her icing. It is very light and crust very well.

want2bcupcakequeen Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 2:04am
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I only use indydebi's frosting. I love frosting and this frosting is very dangerous for me to keep in the house because I can't stay away from it!

kbak37 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 2:14am
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I made white chocolate IMBC today for the first time and it is great! Not sweet at all. Indydebi..yours is next, Ive had my eye on it for awhile!

mavreader Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 2:17am
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How much icing does indydebi's icing make? And does Sam's Club really do that? I went to my local H-E-B to buy frosting but they said that they don't sell it.

newmansmom2004 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 3:46am
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And does Sam's Club really do that?





Yep - they really do that! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 3:49am
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Kris, thanks for posting hte correct link. I was looking up lighthouse cakes at the same time and must have copied the wrong open window! icon_redface.gif

P.S. But it WAS a nice looking lighthouse cake, wasn't it!

prterrell Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:01am
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Originally Posted by ranbel

I make indydebi's recipe, but I do add a litle salt to cut the sweetness down a bit. If you buy the popcorn salt, it is a much finer grain.

You will LOVE her icing. It is very light and crust very well.




Pickling salt is the same thing as popcorn salt, but it is MUCH cheaper!

newmansmom2004 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:20am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

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Originally Posted by ranbel

I make indydebi's recipe, but I do add a litle salt to cut the sweetness down a bit. If you buy the popcorn salt, it is a much finer grain.

You will LOVE her icing. It is very light and crust very well.



Pickling salt is the same thing as popcorn salt, but it is MUCH cheaper!




You can also make your own fine salt by putting regular salt into a food processor and letting it rip! Alton did this one night on his show.

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