Was wondering if anyone could suggest a creamy caramel frosting for a 2 layer cake. It needs to be thick not a pourable type. Sorry if that's not a word. Would prefer if it didn't get hard.
I've tried MANY recipes for creamy caramel frosting and found that the one I love best is literally just adding Hershey's caramel ice cream topping to vanilla buttercream. It's wonderful! And everyone I've had try all my other incarnations (including all the melting brown sugar, etc. ones), loved it best too! It's easy, tastes great and is easy to work with!
the only way i've done it is the take the label off the sweetened condensed milk, take the top off the can and boil the whole can in water on the stove, stirring until it becomes caramel (takes about 2-3 hours)...then let it cool and mix with powdered sugar. Maybe you can even cream shortening and/or butter with the powdered sugar and then pour the caramel in there and beat it until it's smooth.
I agree with KPow! I made a snickers cake this weekend with caramel buttercream. I made my classic buttercream and just poured in caramel sauce until I felt it was caramel enough. This recipe works nicely because you can still add other colors.
smbc make with brown sugar has a wonderful light caramel flavor if you are looking for something not to powerful.
Thanks for all the replies I will try some of your methods..