Help With Bc

Baking By cupandcake81 Updated 31 Mar 2010 , 10:57pm by cupandcake81

cupandcake81 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:45pm
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I have been using the BC recipe they have in the wilton book but it dosent seem to be stiff enought anybody else have this problem? Should I put it in the fridge frist then use it or put more conf. sugar in it? it calls for 4 cups of sugar. Dose anybody have any other BC frosting recipes that they could share with me?


15 replies
prterrell Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:54pm
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do a search. There are a TON of good recipes on here.

mamawrobin Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:58pm
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I agree. Search this site. I will say that Indydebi's or Sugarshack's bc are my favorites.

scionmom Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 8:04pm
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The buttercream dream recipe on this site is delicious! But if you want an all shortening bc, Indydebis is great!

2SchnauzerLady Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 8:05pm
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I agree with mamawrobin, Indydebi and sugarshack all the way!

TexasSugar Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 8:07pm
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What is the exact recipe you are using? Would you type it up? And stiff enough for what exactly?

cupandcake81 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 11:51pm
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this is what iam using
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 stick butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 cups confs. sugar
2 tablesoopns milk

Cream the shortening and butter then add sugar alittle at a time then milk

Bull Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 1:45am
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Cupandcake81, do you use high ratio shortening? Thanks, Opal

cupandcake81 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:35pm
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I use Crisco.

cupcakemkr Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:42pm
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Are you adding all of the milk to the recipe? I believe the Wilton recipe says - up to 2T milk, you only add a tiny bit at a time until you get to the consistancy you want - and this will change depending on temperature/humidity in your area.

TexasSugar Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:56pm
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Okay so that is a basic Wilton recipe, and should actually be stiff. What are you trying to do with it and what isn't it holding up for?

cupandcake81 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 5:59pm
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Just dosent seem to get stiff. after it has been on the cake awhile. might be time to try another recipe

TexasSugar Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 6:14pm
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Okay so by stiff you actually mean it doesn't crust? Crusting is where you can touch it with your finger and it doesn't stick to you?

The recipe you have is a good recipe for crusting, but the butter can cause it to take longer to crust. You can reduce the fat (crisco/butter) a little or add more sugar and that will help the icing crust more.

newbaker55 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 9:13pm
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Do you mean not stiff enough (for flowers) or not crusting? The Wilton recipe for crusting has meringue powder in it. icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 9:21pm
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You do not have to have meringue powder to make it a crusting icing. Crusting is based on the sugar to fat ratio.

cupandcake81 Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:57pm
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wow thank you everybody for your help iam going to try some meringue powder

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