I am in need of a good tasting buttercream! I learned Wilton's through my class last year but I do not like the taste, however I love how it crusts so that I can smooth it over! I found a buttercream I love but I cannot get it smooth so I am needing to find one that i LOVE and that i can get smooth!
I'm a little biased, but this one's pretty good!
oh thanks indydebi ... question ... what is dream whip? where can I get it? does this icing tastes similar to wilton or anything else or is it a taste all-itself? is it more whippy tasting or rich tasting?
Here's a pic of the box. You can usually find it in walmart, aisle 8, top shelf, above the marshmellows, next to the jello. The large box in walmart is 4 envelopes for slightly under $4/box. You can get between 2-3 batches of icing from one envelope (I think ... it's been awhile since I made a small batch of icing).
Some say it's tastes like whipped cream icing. Some say it's not as sweet as regular buttercream icing. All I know is that it's worked for me for 30 years and I'm not changing anything about it! It crusts well and I've never had a cake melt-down ... not even at an August outdoor wedding in 90+ degree heat.
im going to try it this coming week! Thanks! i will look for that dream whip!
Have you ever tried half shortening, half butter in the recipe?
I'm eager to try it; it sounds great!
I haven't tried the 1/2 butter-shortening but some CC'ers have and have reported good result
I'm definitely going to try your recipe!
I use to think I had a great buttercream recipe. Everyone gave it high praise and then I did a blind taste test and the panel raved about Indydebi!!!!!!! It is awesome! And super easy to make...I bow to Indydebi yet again!!!
the wilton recipe , with the crisco and butter; tastes great. i use whipping cream instead of water or milk.. i was introduced to this about 7 years ago, when i took a refresher course with this lady that owned a great shop here.. i don,t use meringue powder and it crust and smoothes great.. i use salt also and the unsweeten real butter... if i use salted real butter..then i leave out the salt... its just really great tasting... you will see lots of recipes on here, using the same thing.
I use Indydebi's buttercream and get good results. It crusts wonderfully. It's very easy to get smooth. To me it's not as sweet as most other buttercreams. I tried another recipe a couple of months ago and couldn't stand how sweet it was and I was amazed because I have a huge sweet tooth.
that whipping cream idea sounds pretty good! I'm going to give it a try!
I think I'm going to try your icing Indydebi - TFS
I've also been looking for a recipe that is not so sweet, but yet it will crust. I LOVE the whipped cream buttercream but it doesn't crust very well and it's a very soft icing. I would love to learn about what you find. Please post a reply if you find what you are looking for.
I like Indydebi's icing a whole bunch, but I also really like Serious_cakes recipe too. It tastes really, really good and uses more butter than shortening. The more I work with it the easier it's becoming to smooth and make it! HTH!!
I've only ever used Buttercream Dream (http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2123-Buttercream-Dream.html) and find it very good. It crusts well and does not have an overly sweet taste and is simple to make.
After seeing other raves about indydebi's in this and other posts, and seeing how easy it seems to make, I think I'll give it a shot for my cakes next week.
Here's the link again...
There's something about the Dream Whip that just gives indydebi's recipe that awesome flavor. I usually make that recipe with half butter, and it is awesome!