Help! Butter B/c Recipe

Baking By Eleny2 Updated 21 Apr 2010 , 12:34pm by Eleny2

Eleny2 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:38am
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Good morning!
I am Eleny and i come from Greece!
Sorry for my english! icon_twisted.gif
I need help!
I want to make a cake and i want to cover it with butter cream icing.
In greece there isn't crisco.
Any ricepe?

13 replies
Bfisher2 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:01am
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Is there a product called vegetable shortening. It would be commonly used to make pie crusts......icon_smile.gif

mamawrobin Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:14am
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Crisco is the brand name for vegetable shortening. Hope you can find that where you are thumbs_up.gif. Some people use real butter instead of vegetable shortening if you can't find that product maybe you could use real butter?

JaimeAnn Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:19am
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Yes , If you can not find vegetable shortening you can use real Butter. It acually tastes better but it doesn't hold up to hot tempuratures as well.

JaimeAnn Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:21am
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Oh I forgot to say Hello Eleny! And welcome to Cake Central!

Eleny2 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:22am
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Real better?
I will try!
Can i put collor?
Is it tasty?

Eleny2 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:27am
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Originally Posted by JaimeAnn

Oh I forgot to say Hello Eleny! And welcome to Cake Central!


JanH Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:34am
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Link to the frosting recipes:

Here's an overview of the mbc's:
(With recipes.)

Melysa's very versatile SMBC recipe:

There are also all butter b/c recipes in the CC frostings section:
(Had a list but it was lost in the last crash.)


mamawrobin Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:41am
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Yes you can add color and welcome to cake central icon_biggrin.gif

Eleny2 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:06am
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I am so happy! icon_biggrin.gif
JanH i want to make decor like this:
You gave me the right recipes?

prterrell Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 5:40pm
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Since you are in Europe, I urge you to use European style buttercreams, not the icing/confectioner's/powdered sugar based "buttercreams" common in the former colonies. The European butterceams are the true original buttercreams and are so much more lucious and delicious! There are 4 of to choose from that I know of: Italian Meringue Buttercream, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, French Buttercream, and German Buttercream

Italian Meringue Buttercream and Swiss Meringue Buttercream are very similar. They use the same basic ingredients and produce an almost identical product. The difference is in the preparation of the meringue base: IMBC uses boiled sugar syrup whippped into egg whites, while SMBC uses egg whites and sugar cooked together in the top of a double boiler and then whipped into a meringue.

French Buttercream is prepared in the same method as SMBC, but uses whole eggs or egg yolks not just egg whites.

German Buttercream is custard-based. Butter is whipped into an already-sweetened pastry cream.

Hope these options prove useful to you!

Welcome to CC!

JaimeAnn Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:48am
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I use a traditional american buttercream recipe, sometimes I use half vegetable shortening and half butter and sometimes I use all butter .

I have never used th european recipes that prterrel recommended so I am not sure how those work for the type of decorating you want but I have heard that they taste much better than american buttercream.

American buttercream will be a lot sweeter tasting than the European types.

prterrell Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:52am
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I honestly cannot think of anything that can be done with criscocream that cannot be done with the meringue based buttercreams. I have not yet used the French or German buttercreams myself, so I cannot comment on those.

Eleny2 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 12:34pm
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prterrell you help me very much!
I will try yours recipes!
I will tell you the resault!

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