First Cake And Need Help With Buttercream

Baking By mishlove Updated 23 Aug 2009 , 5:39am by Kandy4283

mishlove Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:47pm
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I am making my first 2 tier Birthday cake. Can someone reccomend a good easy Buttecream, that tastes good and you can use combination of Short and Butter?

Thank you

7 replies
brincess_b Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:56pm
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i prefer all butter - like a traditional one ie: 20oz icing sugar, 10 oz butter, some milk and flavouring.
i also like indydebis with crisco, but have done it with all butter too, and its just as good.
but usually you can do half and half if you want.

pianocat Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:05pm
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Indydebis or Sugarshacks!

kakeladi Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:17pm
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.......pianocat said: Indydebis or Sugarshacks!.........

Hear, hear!! Definitely icon_smile.gif Can't go wrong with either.

mishlove Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:41pm
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I looked at Indydebi's, Can I use 1/2 butter and 1/2 crisco?

Would I have to double her recipe for a 2 tierd cake, bottom layers are 12inc and the tops layers are 9 inch, how much do you think I need to make?

Thank you

Williamus Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 10:40pm
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Just posted a recipe for italian merengue butter cream on the cupcake forum (someone was looking for a buttercream for cup cakes. Don't use shortening! All Butter All Butter All Butter!

brincess_b Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 8:17am
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indydebis should be fine with half butter half crisco.
dont know if one quantity would be enough, id probably go for 2. you could always pm her nicely and ask.

Kandy4283 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 5:39am
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I have a great decorators icing and it has never done me wrong, it is all crisco but tastes great and you can add whatever flavoring you want! It's posted in my recipe box! Take a look if you would like!

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