Urgent...bc Icing

Decorating By sugar_zanna Updated 10 May 2009 , 6:01pm by bakingatthebeach

sugar_zanna Posted 10 May 2009 , 1:14am
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Hi everyone...I'm making a mother's day cake tonight and would like to know what is a good buttercream frosting recipe? I'll be using MMF Fondant to decorate the chocolate/vanilla cakes

thanks a lot

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Mommy_Cakes Posted 10 May 2009 , 1:17am
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From what I hear indydebi's is really good. I haven't tried it yet, but I'll be making some tonight icon_biggrin.gif

joenshan Posted 10 May 2009 , 1:21am
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you will get tons of different answers on this. What I suggest is that you clarify what your priority is...best tasting, best crusting, best texture, best one for smoothness?...etc.

I always look in the recipes section on here because often the people that post the recipes will also offer a little more detail (crusts well, people love this, etc...)

Good luck!

By the way, I usually use the Buttercream Dream (from this site) for smoothness and crusting. For taste I'd go with a Swiss Merangue Buttercream (SMBC)

sayhellojana Posted 10 May 2009 , 1:24am
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There are probably a million different buttercreams out there, so I don't think any one can be called the "best." Some noteable recipes from this site are Indydebi's, Serious_Cake's (


), SugarShack (sharon) 's
Italian Meringue Buttercream or Swiss meringue buttercream are also good, but do not crust. My personal favorite is "Classic Vanilla Buttercream" from the food network site.
HTH!

Cakepro Posted 10 May 2009 , 1:33am
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I just made Melyssa's "The Well Dressed Cake SMBC" and flavored it with some orange zest oil, and it is DEEEEE-LISH! I made an orange cake with vanilla filling (Dreamsicle cake) and will be icing it with the orange SMBC. All decorative work will be half butter/half shortening buttercream, though.

Have fun with whatever you decide! icon_smile.gif

sugar_zanna Posted 10 May 2009 , 1:37am
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Ok...i guess something that would taste good with chocolate/vanilla cake and fondant...
I'm new at this guys...I'm sorry for the stupid question

sugar_zanna Posted 10 May 2009 , 1:49am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sayhellojana

There are probably a million different buttercreams out there, so I don't think any one can be called the "best." Some noteable recipes from this site are Indydebi's, Serious_Cake's (


), SugarShack (sharon) 's
Italian Meringue Buttercream or Swiss meringue buttercream are also good, but do not crust. My personal favorite is "Classic Vanilla Buttercream" from the food network site.
HTH!




Can I use seriou's cake frosting with fondant??

sayhellojana Posted 10 May 2009 , 3:18am
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Yes, all of those recipes should be just fine with fondant. I have never made her buttercream, but I absolutely love her yellow cake recipe, so my bet is that the buttercream is great, too icon_smile.gif Let us know how everything turns out

joenshan Posted 10 May 2009 , 10:24am
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not a stupid question at all!! As a matter of fact, you will probably be asking it throughout your cake decorating years. I have been at this for about 5 years and I still haven't found the "one". I still play around and look for new bc recipes all the time.

Good Luck!

bakingatthebeach Posted 10 May 2009 , 6:01pm
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No questions are ever stupid! Ive been searching for the best one myself. I try to use a different one lately to figure out what works best for me as far as smoothness and flavor, and if its simple to prepare. So far my favorite has been Ednas (saw it on her youtube video). I use 1/2 butter 1/2 all veg. shortening. and very easy to make.

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