Decorating By cakeroyale Updated 10 Oct 2009 , 12:18pm by cakeroyale

cakeroyale Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 12:14pm
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Im decorating a birthday cake this weekend, and the customer has requested for a coconut cake with buttercream frosting, my question is I wan to make a bc with only butter and powdered sugar, will it crust. Im baking a 9" square cake with the following recipe:

Butter - 500g
Pd sugar - 1200g
milk - 3tsp

Will it be okay, help needed urgently

5 replies
nonnyscakes Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 6:16pm
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I think it will probably crust okay, even cream cheese frosting which has only butter (no shortening) will crust, but it will also melt very easily.

Maybe this bump will get you another response or two.

TexasSugar Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 6:33pm
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Have you used this recipe before using crisco and it crusted? If so, then the butter should crust fine, though it may be a little slower crusting. It may be a little softer to work with, especially if you have warm hands.

I don't know the portions in grams but you are usually looking for a 1cup fat to 1lb sugar for crusting. If you get close to 2 cups fat to 1lb it will be slower to crust if it does at all. The more the fat the less crusting the more the sugar the faster the crusting.

nonnyscakes Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 6:55pm
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TexasSugar, I didn't think to look at the quantities. I just did and I am not sure this recipe will even be spreadable.

I use:
460 grams of fat = 2 cups
900 grams of unsifted powdered sugar = 7 1/2 cups
100 ml of milk = 20 tsp (6.67 Tbsp)
30 ml of liquid flavoring = 6 tsp (2 Tbsp)

Here is your recipe converted:
500 grams of fat = 2.175 cups
1200 grams of unsifted powdered sugar = 10 cups
3 tsp of milk = 15 mil

Hope this helps!

TexasSugar Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 7:15pm
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Looks like it should crust fine to me. icon_smile.gif

cakeroyale Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 12:18pm
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thanks s much for your contribution, i really appreciate it

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