Will An All Butter Buttercream Crust??

Decorating By Stacybugg75 Updated 20 Feb 2009 , 1:22pm by cylstrial

Stacybugg75 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 9:18pm
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I've never made a buttercream with ALL butter, but I have a request for one for Valentine's Day.... I was just wondering if it will crust for me? I usually use the Buttercream Dream recipe and that crusts beautifully... then I use the Viva method for smoothing. If it doesn't crust, then I can't "Viva" the cake and it won't be as attractive for sure!

Help?!!

TIA!
Stacy

9 replies
brincess_b Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 10:07pm
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i use all buttercream, it crusts fine. never tried the viva method though.
xx

kakeladi Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 11:02pm
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What makes it curst is having less butter & liquid w/ more powdered sugar. You might have to play around w/your recipe.

LisaR64 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 11:22pm
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I use all-butter icing often. I do have to chill it really well in order for it to crust enough to Viva or stencil it, and I find I have to work quickly or the icing starts sticking to the paper towel.

grama_j Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 11:34pm
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Adding some meringue powder might help too.....

Stacybugg75 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:19pm
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Thanks for the ideas everyone! I'll be working on it today. icon_biggrin.gif

lchristi27 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:26pm
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Maybe a tablespoon of merigune powder as well.

Stacybugg75 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:50pm
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Well I tried the all butter buttercream... I added about a teaspoon and a half of meringue powder to it and it worked pretty well. It was a little harder to smooth with the Viva but it still looked good. It tasted 100 times better than buttercream made with shortening... all the people that tasted the cake said it was the best icing they had ever tasted!! icon_smile.gif I will use this icing for all my cakes that don't need to be white. I think it would be hard to make flowers with this icing though... they would probably just melt away.
Here's a pic of the cake... thanks for the tips! icon_smile.gif
LL

Deniro Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 3:53am
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It's really pretty!!

cylstrial Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 1:22pm
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Your cake turned out awesome!!

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