I have done a lot of cakes for just samll family events, and i usually just buy my buttercream at the local cake decorating store. my last cake i make for my aunts baby shower. it was so yummy, but much too soft-even after refriderating for 4 hours.
im doing my moms birthday cake in a few weeks and im planning on just buying another bucket of buttercream...unless anyone has a good recipie??
i need one that will hold up enough to make roses.
Try Sugarshacks recipe. If you follow the directions, you will have wonderful icing that will smooth great on cakes and make icing roses as well. Also, Indydebi's recipe and seriouscakes. All great, great recipes. I have used all of them and have had not problems at all once I mastered the techniques.
I will recommend what ptnayer suggested. You can also try a crusting cream cheese buttercream from designmeacake.com
Hi and Welcome to CC, syderalla.
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Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
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