Very New And Looking For A Recipe And Quantity.

Baking By kermitncupcake Updated 15 Apr 2010 , 10:40pm by kiwigal81

kermitncupcake Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 6:55am
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Hi everyone,

Im making my boy a 1 shaped cake for his birthday next week and I want to ice it with butter cream/ butter icing (same thing, right?)

Im looking for a good recipe and how much Id need to cover a 1 shaped cake made from a 9x8 inch cake, plus some decorative stuff around the outside of it...

Any help would be appreciated.


4 replies
Chiara Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 8:10am
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Just go to the recipe section and check out frostings and butter creams. A lot of people use those terms interchangeably. Choose a flavour that you like and then make it. Most recipes make enough for a two layer cake.
You can also google "The Whimsical Bakehouse" butter cream recipe and that is a nice one if you have a mixer or a hand one at least. It makes 9 cups if memory serves me.
As far as shapes and decorations that would depend on your taste, theme and ability.
Good luck and most of all have fun. It is only cake!

kiwigal81 Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 8:22am
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has the recipe mentioned above.
If you go to spotlight (tabs at top of the page) and look at Indydeb, she has a bc that is meant to be great.
We dont get some of the ingredients here so I can't try it but hear it's great. I use 100g butter (1/2cup) beat till soft, add flavour (essence, vanilla, lemon juice, melted choc, cocoa) and then add 1lb of icing sugar, I add about 1c at a time, when it gets too thick to whip I add a drop of boiling water (we don't get creamer here but coffee creamer is meant to be good for whatever reason) or for a really lush frosting, use hot cream. Add alternately till you have a smooth frosting. HTH.

kermitncupcake Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 9:23am
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Thanks guys. I made my first sons 2nd bday cake, but used sugarpaste and I mad cupcakes for his 3rd..
we have guests coming so I just dont want to mess up

kiwigal81 Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 10:40pm
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Good luck!

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