Indydebi's Buttercream

Baking By jojo0676 Updated 23 Jan 2010 , 8:09pm by Uniqueask

jojo0676 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:38pm
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I just had to let you know that when you do a Google search and start typing "Indydebi's buttercream" comes up automatically icon_smile.gif That is one popular recipe!

I just bought Dream Whip so I can try it for the first time. Quick question, have you, or anyone, ever tried to make it with half butter?


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kjjs Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:47pm
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I use 1 stick of butter and a stick of crisco in Indy's recipe. It works great! It isn't perfectly white because of the butter, but it is not a huge difference. If you need pure white icing use all crisco. HTH!

Texas_Rose Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:51pm
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I've made it with a stick of butter and the rest crisco and it tastes great. Because of the heat and humidity here, I wouldn't try it in the summer but the rest of the year it's fine.

saapena Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:57pm
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I also do what Texas_Rose does--1/2 cup butter and the rest is Crisco and it is wonderful. I like the taste the butter gives it. Indydebi's buttercream is delicious and "light" tasting--other buttercreams just taste too heavy to me now. It crusts beautifully and takes color very well. I use her recipe as a base for any flavor I want to make.

jojo0676 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 12:59pm
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Thanks for the replies. I don't need it white and I tend to prefer butter in mine so I'm going to go with that! Can't wait to taste it, and to see if others notice a difference icon_smile.gif

Aurora_333 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 2:17pm
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So it does take color well? I was wondering cause I want to try it for my daughter's birthday and it needs to be blue. I use Americolor, is that ok?

jojo0676 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 7:39pm
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It took color great. I did use 1/2 butter and regular vanilla so it wasn't white to start with but I colored it yellow and it was fine.

brincess_b Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 7:44pm
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Just fyi, i have also done it all butter- still great.

Uniqueask Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 8:09pm
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I have also done it with both the butter and crisco, and it came out great, and Yes you can use Americolor, that is the only color I use.

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