Does anyone out there have a great icing recipe that I can use for decorators icing that doesn't use crisco or very little crisco? I'm not really a huge fondant fan, but I am looking for something not so greasy to use.
thanks so much for any help anyone can give.
Well, you just wind up switching out one greasy substance--crisco or hi ratio shortening--for another--butter. Same goes for any of the meringue buttercreams............
You can mix and match shortening + butter in any ratio that you prefer. In the summer, butter melts much faster (at a lower temp) than shortening, so I use 3/4 or 2/3 shortening. In the winter, I use 50/50 or all butter--depends on the cake.
There are different icings out there...IMBC or SMBC which use butter and granulated sugar, that might be what you're looking for. I haven't tried them because the people I bake for are too happy with what I already use. There's also whipped ganache.
As far as the fondant goes, you need to try making your own before you decide you hate it