Character Cake Help

Decorating By diamondsmom Updated 21 May 2009 , 1:57am by cricket0616

diamondsmom Posted 19 May 2009 , 11:19pm
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Hi CC family,

I'm in need of a Buttercream recipe for character cakes. I did an elmo and it turned out horrible... it was too soft then it it too hard.. So i gave up.
Is it better to use a crusting buttercream or not for the Character cake.
HELP! My son's birthday is comingup and I don't want to create another mess..

Thanks Diamondsmom

3 replies
SugarLover2 Posted 19 May 2009 , 11:23pm
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have you tried the IMBC? It's great to pipe with and stays soft.

cherrycakes Posted 21 May 2009 , 1:37am
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I have found the Wilton class buttercream recipe to work the best for character cakes for me. I substitute half of the crisco for butter and it still works great.

cricket0616 Posted 21 May 2009 , 1:57am
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I agree with cherrycakes and use wilton BC recipe. I do the same thing and substitue half the crisco for butter and it works great. I think the full crisco is a little on the greasy side.

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