Just tryed the Martha Stewart SMBC and it just is not for me! Guess I like the sweeter buttercream. Just felt like I was sucking on a stick of butter. Did I do something wrong?I have been so inspired lately by all of you!! I just wanted to make something new. So I tried the SMBC. Not sure what it is, but I am so wanting to improve my (short list of) skills. I have just signed up for my first set of classes. Hope this helps!. I am soooooo excited!
Sorry so long and thanks for reading! Most of all thanks for the inspiration!
Try it again w/ a different recipe. IMHO, Martha's calls for too much butter.
Also, make sure you use unsalted butter and LOTS of vanilla (1-3 tbsp).
My DH LOVES the meringue based buttercreams, but not many of my clients do. It is all in what you like. I will never forget Giada DeLaurentis making that statement on one of the cake challenges!
I love SMBC. I use the Well Dressed Cake SMBC receipe from this site. I add 3/4 cup of melted white chocolate to mine. Raspberry puree also makes it really yummy. My favorite is white chocolate and raspberry puree combined. When I make it using just vanilla for flavoring I add at least 2 tablespoons.
I'd suggest adding more flavoring and trying another receipe. prterrell isn't the only one I'd seen to mention that Martha Stewart's receipe calls for too much butter.
for 10 eggs i use 7 sticks of unsalted butter, 3.5 cups of sugar & 2Tbls of vanilla everyone LOVES it (except my 1 aunt who likes to like sugar off sugar off choclate off ice cream off candy.. lol she likes sweets)
mamarobin - do you make fresh raspberry puree or do you use the sleeved raspberry (or some other form?) Sounds yummy!