What The *!@# Was That???

Decorating By Zahrah Updated 9 Feb 2012 , 6:07pm by DeniseNH

Zahrah Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:09am
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Attended a wedding over the weekend. Cake was lovely. I cannot for the life of me figure out what the frosting was. Smooth as silk, like a cooked buttercream. No butter taste at all. No greasy mouth feel, like shortening. Light as if whipped, but firm American buttercream.

It's driving me crazy!! Reviewing all my recipes, I can't figure out what it might be...

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sillywabbitz Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:22am
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I would find out who the bakery was and call them and ask them what kind of frostings they offer. Was it one of the meringue based butter creams perhaps?

Jo-melia Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:22am
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I have no idea, but it sounds yummy! icon_smile.gif

tracycakes Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:32am
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I did a whipped buttercream that sounds like that. It was very light and non-crusting without a big butter taste.

icer101 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 12:33am
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please call and ask. sounds so good!

KKristy Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 1:02am
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I wish I knew what that was...sounds like what I am looking for too....I like Italian meringue buttercream...but it is sooo buttery..wish I could find something in between

sillywabbitz Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 1:31am
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Tracycakes , are you going share your whipped buttercream recipe with us? I would love to try iticon_smile.gif

Kibosh Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 1:45am
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[I did a whipped buttercream that sounds like that. It was very light and non-crusting without a big butter taste].

Would love that recipe. I can't tell you the amount of PS I've been going through just trying to alter buttercream recipes. We don't have bettercream in Canada and trying to come up with something that doesn't taste like butter or shortening is difficult.

dldbrou Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 1:52am
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Sounds like Mousse Icing.

paulstonia Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 1:55am
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could it be Rich's Bettercreme?

paulstonia Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:01am
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I also have a recipe for a whipped frosting that is with milk pudding mix and cool whip. I have never tried it so I don't know how it would hold up but it does sound really light.

leah_s Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:02am
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Charlotte's Whipped Cream Buttercream

Texas_Rose Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:12am
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Originally Posted by paulstonia

I also have a recipe for a whipped frosting that is with milk pudding mix and cool whip. I have never tried it so I don't know how it would hold up but it does sound really light.

If that's the one with 1 cup milk, 1 package pudding mix and 1 small tub cool whip, it tastes good but way too soft to decorate with. It really only works to put on a cake that you leave in the pan.

KKristy Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:19am
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you are not missing much by not having bettercreme - sorry my opinion, but it just has a chemical taste, even when I tried to add different flavorings-

Leah s ....now I'm off to look for Charlotte's whipped recipe - if it's posted somewhere...unless you have it handy ?

CakeMakar Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:29am
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I found it here, but not on CC.


(Oops, you already posted a link.)

sillywabbitz Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:13am
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can you use this whipped buttercream under fondant or is it too soft?

ceshell Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 5:34am
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I made a cake yesterday using that WCBC and put a full (thick) layer of it under my fondant. Did a two tier fondanted cake with that icing last year too. So yes, you can use it under fondant. I chilled the cakes until the icing was hard before fondanting. Also I used half butter, half hi-ratio rather than "all shortening" as the recipe calls for. The recipe is also posted as "Whipped Cream Buttercream" here in the recipes section.

People really love this icing. It has the powdered-sugar bite of a traditional American buttercream, but is lighter and fluffier and less teeth-crunchingly sweet.

mamawrobin Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 5:49am
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Thanks Chippi, I'm going to try this receipe tomorrow. Sounds yummy icon_smile.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:45pm
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This is exciting, I have really been looking for another option for buttercream. My dad hates the heavy buttercream which is great for smoothing. I'll give this one a tryicon_smile.gif

tenleysmommy Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:03pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Charlotte's Whipped Cream Buttercream

can you use any butter in this recipe?

rcolson13 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 4:01pm
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My wedding cake was made with an icing just like you described. I have yet to figure out what it was because it was amazing! I wasn't caking then so I never asked. Thanks!! I'll try this out and hopefully it's like what was on my cake

CakeMakar Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 7:11pm
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I received a great recipe a few month ago for a white chocolate buttercream that's great to work with. It sets up rock hard, so you can just shave off bumps or fill in dips, but then at room temperature its like whipped cream.

ctirella Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 7:22pm
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hi cakemaker can u please share your white chocolate buttercream thanks.

momma28 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 7:23pm
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Can you take out all the shortening and sub butter? I dont use shortening in anything.

Thanks in advance icon_smile.gif

pattycakes55d Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 7:24pm
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love to hear how the recipe tasted.
I'd also love the white chocolate buttercream recipe if you wouldn't mind sharing. Thanks gate (mod edited. Please use CC email or pm.)

Rosie2 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 7:43pm
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Yessss, I knew there was a'buttercream world' out there that I didn't know about!!!...icon_biggrin.gif
Thanks to all for the valuable info thumbs_up.gif ...I've never liked buttercream myself because of the extreme sweetnes and greasy taste.

kiwigal81 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 9:52pm
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Cakemaker, could you please share the recipe? It sounds too tasty.

Zahrah Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:34pm
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I've sent an email to the bakery and hope they share. I've never tried bettercreme but have tried Dixies Icing. It was like hers in that it was smooth and light and not too sweet, but it was firmer like standard american buttercream. No grit, no butter flavor, no greasy taste or feel tho theoretically it coulda been made with shortening. I am interested in trying Dixies cookie icing to see if its close. Its suppose to be thicker and crust slightly but stay creamy
One time, I had small amounts of standard buttercream and Heirloom frosting and mixed them. That was close...
Still welcome any suggestions or pointers!

KHalstead Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:39pm
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Rich's Bettercreme is VERY smooth and not too sweet and gets a firmer texture to it when it's been sitting for a day or two.............I think it sounds like what you're describing!

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