I am new to this website. I am using Wilton buttercream icing recipe but the outcome of my icing is not smooth. It is rather brittle. I can taste the icing sugar bits which I have shifted before using. What did I do wrong? Or can you share your recipes which can produce a smoother texture of buttercream icing for me to try?
BTW, the wilton's icing is also dries up fast. I have cracks on my cakes on the following days.
I was reading bunnywoman's post but I can't find her buttercream icing recipes which she posted.
Please help. Thanks.
Welcome to CC! Never used the Wilton recipe, so I can't help you with those issues. My favorite buttercream recipe is by Serious_Cakes. Instead of Crisco, I use hi-ratio shortening, but I've made it both ways. Always smooth. I decrease liquid by a couple of tbl due to living in high humidity.
utube video by Serious_Cakes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcCbN2I4xI&NR=1
There are several others recommended a lot on CC. I'm sure others will be sharing.
This may be a dumb question but what kind of sugar are you using? When you said "sugar bits" it made me think of granulated sugar not powdered sugar. I use the Wilton recipe a lot and never had any problems with it that couldn't be fixed with a little milk.
Thanks for replying.
Underthesun, This is great. I'll give this a try.
Traab859, I used icing sugar.