alisssssa Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 12:40am
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Hi, first time posting! I'm new to cake decorating and baking and have been wanting to try different recipes. I was watching amazing wedding cakes earlier and a beer buttercream was mentioned. I was just wondering if anyone had any recipes, I couldn't find any in the recipes section otherwise I wouldn't be asking icon_smile.gif Also couldn't find many by googling!

Suggestions anyone?
thanks!

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lilthorner Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 12:44am
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welcome to cc. im sure they use a meringue based buttercream. guiness is a beer used quite a bit for baking..

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 12:55am
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They give the recipe on the website for the show. I'm going to be trying it for my dad's cake next month since he loves Guinness. Don't forget to boil it down to reduce it - it will make all the difference in the flavor!

cjsunshine Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 4:42am
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I have watched that show last year too! I am kind of a WE and Food Network
junkie, but I don't watch Bridezillas much. That show spoils the beauty that make up weddings.

I don't know why I didn't remember to go to the website. Anyway, thanks! And watch how much of that frosting you drink! icon_lol.gif

msauer Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 7:05pm
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Darn! I just en oeir site, but I didn't see it anywhere. Did I miss it?

-Michelle

Babarooskie Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 7:16pm
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I just went on there too and didn't see it either icon_sad.gif

Does anyone have the recipe?

tigersluv Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 7:24pm
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I too would love the recipe. Don't know if I would ever use it but would love to see how it is made!

ASimpleBaker Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 7:41pm
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I just located this..Maybe it will help?

1/4 cups stout beer, at room temperature, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar

Beat softened butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/4 cup stout beer, beating until blended after each addition. Beat 1 minute or until light and fluffy

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Pama2d Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 8:09pm
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I was just on the site as well... am I missing it? There are only (5) recipes listed under the recipe section. Should I be looking in a different section? If someone has the recipe... can they post it or pm it?? Thanks.

ashivley Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 8:44pm

There are a bunch of recipes if you search for guinness buttercream, here is one that i found.

Guinness Buttercream Frosting
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.

alisssssa Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:40pm

wow, thanks, i have to try making this. i'm just a LITTLE if-y about it. But I guess i won't know unless i try!
thanks for all of the replies icon_smile.gif

Kimmers971 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:28pm

What flavor cake would you use this with? My friend is having a BBQ and I think her crowd would be best to try this out on icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks!

msauer Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:52pm

Laurie from the Cake Alchemy on Amazing Wedding Cakes always seems to use chocolate. I think that's what I'll try too.

-Michelle

thank you everyone for your input (and recipes).

nefgaby Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 7:37pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashivley

There are a bunch of recipes if you search for guinness buttercream, here is one that i found.

Guinness Buttercream Frosting
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.




It is just me or the amount of liquid sees like a LOT!?! Adding 2 1/2 plus 1 Tbsp of liquid to 1 batch of BC is too much!

What I do to my Beer BC is just replace the liquid the recipe calls for with reduced stout. Same amounts. I've also used Sam Adams, it is not as dark but just as good, little lighter in beer flavor.

I also use it with chocolate cake and brush my cake with some more reduced beer.

lynzy07 Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 7:50pm

I wish I had seen this post earlier, but when it says stout beer, in one of the replies, what are some types of stout beer besides the guin kind? Would budweiser or any kind of Budweiser product be considered stout? I want to make this cake tomorrow and I just want the best outcome or product.

msauer Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 8:37pm

The stouts from my understanding are the real deep dark brown types of beer. My guess would be if Bud makes a dark beer (and I have NO IDEA if they do or don't), it should work.

So, I we bought some stout beer the other day and I started to "simmer" it on the stove top. I got busy with one of my kids and my husband had to turn off the stove because the beer was boiling over everywhere! OOops! icon_lol.gif So, I'll have to experiment again tomorrow...this time I'll stay at the stove! icon_wink.gif

-Michelle

Tasha0731 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 2:10am

Google beer advocate. There's a beer 101 section that'll explain what the different beer types are. Stouts have a distinctive flavor, one I don't care for, but I can see why they'd be used in the frosting recipe. icon_smile.gif

mcdonald Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 4:08am

I have been wanting to try this cake with this icing.. need to find a client friend to test it out on.

prterrell Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 5:58am
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Originally Posted by nefgaby

It is just me or the amount of liquid sees like a LOT!?! Adding 2 1/2 plus 1 Tbsp of liquid to 1 batch of BC is too much!




Yes, it does call for 2-1/2 cups of liquid, but the 2 cups of stout get reduced to a syrup, so I'm guessing that's down to about 1/4 cup or so, depending on if you're going for a maple syrup, a honey, or a molasses thickness.

elliebuff Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 8:42pm

Has anyone tried this frosting? I'm thinking of giving it a try this weekend for a friend's cake, but I don't know how to tell if it's any good...I like my buttercream sweet, and don't really care much for beer, so I'm pretty sure I won't like it, even if it's a fabulous recipe!!

LindaF144a Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 1:07am

My guess is no, no one else has made this. Or if they have they are no longer here seeing how the topic is two years old.

Zamode Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 1:38am

I'll give it a go, yum! I prefer meringue icings but this sounds too good to pass up.

elliebuff Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 1:38am

Thanks, Zamode--I hope it's great! At this point, I think I will go with it, test or not...I don't have any other recipe to try.

Two years, LindaF? Wow, is it 2011 already? I think I lost a year!!

cake-a-licious11 Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 4:21pm

thanks so much for all of the great info! this is exactly what I've been searching for icon_smile.gif can't wait to try it!

Love2BakeCakes Posted 2 Nov 2010 , 4:56pm

Never thought of this one, but I will give it a try on one of my practice cakes.

Rosie2 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 4:28pm

Wow, beer buttercream?? how does it taste? I don't like beer so I wonder...

mcdonald Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 4:51pm

I make a stout cake a lot so I might try this buttercream on a chocolate cake.. sounds good

ayerim979 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 5:01pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by nefgaby

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashivley

There are a bunch of recipes if you search for guinness buttercream, here is one that i found.

Guinness Buttercream Frosting
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.



It is just me or the amount of liquid sees like a LOT!?! Adding 2 1/2 plus 1 Tbsp of liquid to 1 batch of BC is too much!

What I do to my Beer BC is just replace the liquid the recipe calls for with reduced stout. Same amounts. I've also used Sam Adams, it is not as dark but just as good, little lighter in beer flavor.

I also use it with chocolate cake and brush my cake with some more reduced beer.





Awesome I so want to try this recipe now. but my next cake is a Baby Welcoming so I really dont think they would care much for the flavor lol !!!!
(Its for my SIL )

megandeann Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 5:13pm

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elliebuff Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 7:51pm

Ok, I tried making the beer buttercream with a chocolate stout cake.

It was a hit (groom's cake), but I couldn't bring myself to try the buttercream...the smell of the reducing stout on the stove made me nauseous. My husband tried it and said it was ok (not a beer drinker), but the wedding party loved it.

I just made my regular vanilla buttercream and replaced the liquid with the reduced Guinness. And also brushed that on the cake like a simple syrup. The flavor isn't super strong, but people could tell!

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