Does everyone use butter in their buttercream?

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mellee Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 2:32am
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Don't knock it 'til you try it Edna!! icon_biggrin.gif Hee hee

tonedna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:50am
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Don't knock it 'til you try it Edna!! icon_biggrin.gif Hee hee





Can we go for mayo instead! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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ThisNameInUse Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:11pm
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Oh no Edna! Now you've opened a whole new can of worms!

Real mayo, or Miracle whip?

LOL

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tonedna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:29pm
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Oh no Edna! Now you've opened a whole new can of worms!

Real mayo, or Miracle whip?

LOL

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icon_surprised.gif Miracle whip is no mayo icon_mad.gif shame on you! icon_razz.gif
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jamiekwebb Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:46pm
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bleck, I like both but not alone. My "Buttercream" is actually butter, crisco, and cream cheese....

jammjenks Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:23pm
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Well, put me down for 1/2 WalMart brand shortening and 1/2 Imperial margerine based icing. My buttercream has neither butter or cream. To each his/her own.

As for mayo....you really need to come to my part of the country to get GOOD mayo. Anyone around here will tell you that "Duke's" mayo is the ONLY kind! thumbs_up.gif

Sweet_Guys Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:29pm
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Sorry, folks...But Hellmann's is the only REAL mayo...LOL

Speaking of which: Did anyone see the Top Chef competition a couple of years ago where they hand-whipped the mayo?! That was AMAZING!!!!

Paul (& Peter)

jammjenks Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:30pm
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Well, put me down for 1/2 WalMart brand shortening and 1/2 Imperial margerine based icing. My buttercream has neither butter or cream. To each his/her own.

As for mayo....you really need to come to my part of the country to get GOOD mayo. Anyone around here will tell you that "Duke's" mayo is the ONLY kind! thumbs_up.gif

tonedna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:53pm
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Sorry, folks...But Hellmann's is the only REAL mayo...LOL

Speaking of which: Did anyone see the Top Chef competition a couple of years ago where they hand-whipped the mayo?! That was AMAZING!!!!

Paul (& Peter)





You never done mayo?...I think I did it in Science class in High School!... icon_lol.gif

As for mayo...Im a Hellman's Girl!... icon_cool.gificon_lol.gif
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mellee Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 4:46pm
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Shame on you, Edna. I only use home made mayo. Hellman's is so gauche.

Bwahahaha! icon_biggrin.gif

tonedna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:26pm
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Shame on you, Edna. I only use home made mayo. Hellman's is so gauche.

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lol...are you trying to say im low class! icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gif ... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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mellee Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:09pm
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Eek!! No!! LOL!! But the real question is, do you extend your pinkie when you drink tea? 'Cause if not, this conversation is over.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

jennym0904 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:20pm
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you guys are hilarious.


and yes- i use salted butter and regular shortening.

tonedna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:20pm
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hehe..Dont everyone does it!...haha..Plus I never forget to wear my Tiara when I drink my tea... icon_lol.gif
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jennym0904 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 11:02pm
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i usually wear my tiara when i clean the bathrooms! i'll have to start wearing it for other activities as well!
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tonedna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 11:16pm
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i usually wear my tiara when i clean the bathrooms! i'll have to start wearing it for other activities as well!
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Shame on you! icon_surprised.gif Only servants will clean the bathrooms!... icon_lol.gif

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mellee Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 1:23am
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Edna, apparently you've been eating too much of your own cake--beautiful by the way!! It seems Jenny knows the proper place to wear a tiara. All hail Queen Jenny!

OK. We're just plain silly now. icon_biggrin.gif

Just so the OP doesn't get TOO mad at me for getting off subject, I will say that I while I absolutely do adore butter, I think the shortening recipes for frosting taste better. Yeah, I know, some people are cringing right now, but I really do like them. Are they BAD for you? Hell yeah! Whoever said cake was a health food? LOL! If I want a "health" snack, I'll get one of those sawdust-tasting protein bars up at the the not-health store. icon_smile.gif

sweetiesbykim Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 2:10am
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I like buttercream because it has real butter in it. I have had this ongoing debate with my cake friend for a few years! I do lick her "BC" beaters though -used with high-ratio shortening and 10x. I make SMBC because I like the creaminess and shine. I really don't like the 10X feel in my mouth, which is mostly what one has to use with shortening. And I HATE measuring out 10X and working in a white cloud!! Also, high-ratio is harder to find now that Crisco changed. I easily get my butter at Sam's -unsalted.
Basically everyone in my area uses shortening based frosting -home based and big bakeries, so I'd like to target that "gourmet foodie" market, that I'm a part of. I advertise I use real butter, real eggs, and no mixes, and my customers really appreciate that statement.
BTW, I love the Cake Bible, and her butter-based cakes, which a lot of American's don't care for compared to oil-based mix cakes. Again, I like to target a different market, and make what I personally like. BTW, I do add a little more sugar into my SMBC than a lot of recipes, and less butter -so it's like 7 minute frosting with some butter -YUMMY!!!icon_smile.gif

luvsfreebies72 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 2:17am
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I absolutely ADORE the taste of butter and frequently eat it alone. I even make my own sometimes. I cook with it. But my buttercream recipe is ALL vegetable shortening. It just plain old works better. Come to think of it, there's no cream in my buttercream recipe either.

Oh well. All's well that ends well. icon_smile.gif




I adore the taste of and cook with extra virgin olive oil almost exclusively. I guess we need to find me an EVOO "buttercream" recipe icon_lol.giftapedshut.gif I crack myself up. (I BAKE with butter, however)

I prefer a 50/50 mix of shortening/butter for taste/texture. No one I have EVER made a cake for in my life has barred me from using shortening. I think most non-bakers/decorators don't care/can't tell. I think WE all care so deeply because this is our art.

tonedna Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 2:36am
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I'll eat any of them as long as I can have cake!
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3GCakes Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 3:03am
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I agree that "Wilton" buttercream is for teaching purposes...mainly....but also for stability in many regions where butter just won't hold up.

Unfortunately...many brides expect their cake to be delivered at 9:AM somewhere in a bayou and to last until the reception at 8icon_razz.gifM. Sometimes, butter is just not practical.

I love butter, however. I usually make IMBC. I am also a WMI who tells my class that the recipe in the book is by no means the "be all, end all" of icing recipes....it is just a tool to begin practicing with. It will help us to avoid the frustration of students trying to learn decorating with icing soup....and believe me...I've tried.

As far as "buttercream" being made with butter....most people never even say buttercream. It's icing or frosting. There's no frost...no ice.

tonedna Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 4:00am
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As far as "buttercream" being made with butter....most people never even say buttercream. It's icing or frosting. There's no frost...no ice.





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