Crusty Buttercream

Decorating By kim_catt Updated 27 Jun 2009 , 9:08pm by 1234me

kim_catt Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 2:49pm
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A friend of mine was mentioing that i should try using a crusty buttercream. So i am able to smooth the icing? i have a few questions about this.

1) can you cover the whole cake with a crusty buttercream, or is it best to do the crumb coat with it, then do the final coat bith a butterbream?

2) do you know where i can find a crusty buttercream recipe?

thank you.

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mbt4955 Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 3:16pm
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Whether or not buttercream crusts is determined by the shortening to sugar ratio. You can definitely use a crusting buttercream on your cake and I don't know why you would worry about it for the crumbcoat since it will be covered up anyway. I suck at smoothing icon_smile.gif so I use a crusting recipe for everything - filling dam, crumbcoat, final coat, decorations.

There are a lot of recipes on here - just do a recipe search for 'crusting buttercream' and you should have more than you know what to do with.


1234me Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 9:08pm
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The buttercream dream recipe on this site is a great crusting buttercream recipe. I use it all the time, with a few adjustments. I cover the entire cake with it and it is great!

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