Make Stiff Buttercream

Decorating By syderella Updated 24 Jul 2009 , 3:46am by JanH

syderella Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 12:29am
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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.

please help!!

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ptanyer Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 2:30am
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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.

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Rylan Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 2:45am
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I will recommend what ptnayer suggested. You can also try a crusting cream cheese buttercream from

JanH Posted 24 Jul 2009 , 3:46am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, syderalla. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
(Including popular CC recipes for American buttercreams, fondant and doctored cake mix [WASC] - and so much more.)

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