Beer Anyone? Oh I Mean Beer Buttercream?

Baking By Mel2085 Updated 17 Jun 2009 , 7:30am by Bunsen

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Mel2085 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 11:57pm
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Just wondering....Has anyone ever made beer buttercream before?? My husband found a beer cake recipe but he wants beer buttercream too....I know it can be done because I've seen it on the food network on one of their cake shows....if only i could remember which one!! Anyways, it would be awesome if I could figure this out (with your help of course) because it might get me out of doing laundry for at least a week! So help a sister out! icon_wink.gif

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josumiko Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:05am
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i know that on last seasons Amazing Wedding Cakes on WE they made a stout buttercream...but i'm not sure how they did it...it looked like they just added it to the recipe (maybe replaced the liquid with the beer). I made the Guiness cake that is in the gourmet cakes thread and it got RAVE reviews!

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Doug Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:06am
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should be as simple as subbing the beer for all the liquids (water/milk/flavorings) in the recipe.

tho' == IMnotsoHO -- an insult to the beer!

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miny Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:08am
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I saw Laurie make one on one of the episodes if Amazing Wedding Cakes last season, she just reduced a very good quality ale and added it to her BC, you could try this or google the show for recipes, I don't really know if they are available but you can try. HTH

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BakingGirl Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:14am
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I could totally see stout like Guinness being added to a chocolate bc, that would be delicious. Chocolate stout cake is yummy so I am sure a similar bc would be very good.

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Franluvsfrosting Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:14am
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So, does it taste like beer? I've never heard of this! I've got a couple of recipes for guiness cakes and stuff like that but I've never heard of beer buttercream! Is is good?

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playingwithsugar Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:19am
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I have not tried this, but it doesn't look that hard.

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Guinness Buttercream Frosting for Super Bowl Cupcakes
Courtesy of:
Amy Berman, Executive Pastry Chef & Co-Owner of Vanilla Bake Shop
Ingredients
2 Cup(s) Unsalted Butter (room temperature)

5 Cup(s) Sifted Powder Sugar

1/2 Cup Milk

1 Whole Scraped Vanilla Bean

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

2 Cup(s) Guinness Extra Stout

Steps
In a sauce pan, simmer Guinness on low heat for 10-15 min, until it stout becomes reduced and thicker in consistency. Similar to a syrup. *Tip: keep your eye on the store, so stout does not over cook. Let cool.

In a stand alone mixer, cream your butter for 1 minute

Slowly add the powder sugar in thirds, alternating with a little milk each time till mixture is creamy.

Add scraped vanilla bean and vanilla extract.

Slowly add reduced Guinness a little at a time. Taste test to desired flavor. You may not use all the Guinness reduction.

Place buttercream in a piping bag with a #848 french star tip, frost cupcakes and enjoy!

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Bunsen Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 12:42am
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Originally Posted by BakingGirl

I could totally see stout like Guinness being added to a chocolate bc, that would be delicious. Chocolate stout cake is yummy so I am sure a similar bc would be very good.




Mmmm, chocolate stout cake sounds great - do you have a recipe? I too am thinking I could get out of doing the laundry for a while if I whipped up one of these!

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BakingGirl Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 3:12am
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Bunsen Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 7:30am
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Fantastic, thank you!

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