Hi there..I'm looking for the perfect buttercream recipe that tastes good and is good for decorating as well. Thanks
Have you tried Sugarshack's recipe.....here's the link
note....use the hi-ratio shortening recommended for best results.
so many c/cer's love sugarshacks b/c recipe. she has a great dvd on making and using this.. she also shows it on youtube(how she makes it). is really good. haven,t perfected it yet .. but hers is perfect. looks as smooth as fondant..
I like Reenies Crusting Buttercream, it tastes great....here's the recipe!
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temp.
1 stick (1 cup) Crisco, NOT the butter flavored
1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. butter flavor
2 lb. bag powdered sugar
6 Tbsp. milk
1. In a stand mixer bowl, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, Crisco, vanilla and butter flavor on medium speed until smooth and uniform in color.
2. Turn off mixer and add the powdered sugar. Turn mixer on the lowest setting and begin to add the milk one tablespoon at a time.
3. Once the sugar is just mixed into the butter mixture turn the mixer on high and whip for 5 minutes until frosting is light and semi-airy.
Otherwise, here is the one that I use, I have listed as Crisco Based Decorator Frosting and I like this one as well for more of a firmer frosting...
3 TBSP milk or water (I prefer milk)
pinch of salt
2 tsp clear vanilla
1 1/2 tsp butter extract
1 1/2 cup crisco shortening ( or flavor desired
1 lb powder sugar
*I mix the first 4 ingredients together first before adding the rest so it does not clum up.
*Add crisco with above ingredients.
*Now slowly add the powder sugar
****You can double this reciepe, and normally this is what I do to make a 1/4 sheet with decorations or even a half sheet with decorations!