Stiff Buttercream, No Crisco Recipe Needed

Baking By kdicaterino Updated 3 Jun 2010 , 9:11pm by 3GCakes

kdicaterino Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 3:55pm
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Hi Everyone -

I need to make a 3D duck cake for my co-worker's baby shower next week. She is allergic to crisco though so I need to find a buttercream recipe that is Crisco free but still stiff enough for piping the duck so the frosting doesn't just slide down the sides.

Please help!


8 replies
Kimmers971 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 4:38pm
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I use an all butter BC and just use less liquid to keep it as stiff as I need. I don't like BC with shortening - it tastes artificial (just my preference).

cheatize Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 7:11pm
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How will you make the cake without vegetable oil?

leily Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by cheatize

How will you make the cake without vegetable oil?

nice catch, although there are alternatives to vegetable oil in cakes.

Is she allergic to the vegetable oil or the vegetable shortening or both?

brincess_b Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 7:19pm
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to stiffen up bc, just add more ps.
my recipe is 2:1 ps to butter - so 10 oz ps to 5 oz butter.

Lcubed82 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 7:24pm
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How do you make a butter buttercream that is white?

mamawrobin Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:35pm
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Originally Posted by cheatize

How will you make the cake without vegetable oil?

I use the "origional" WASC recipe by kakeladi and it doesn't have any oil in it. thumbs_up.gif

brincess_b Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:58pm
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white butter cream - buy the whitest butter you can find, and cream it to hell, use clear flavourings. personally, id tell the customer the price of real butter is an off white colour.

3GCakes Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 9:11pm
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Being allergic to Crisco is very strange sounding.

I would definitely look deeper into her "allergy" she allergic to all things vegetable? Crisco has atleast 4 ingredients, which **could** be in other things on the cake.

I have some Crisco sticks and the ingredients are Soybean oil, fully hydrogenated palm oil, partially hydrogenated palm and soybean oils, mono and diglicerides, TBHQ and Citric Acid (antioxidants).

Check to see **specifically** what is she allergic to...and do you need to be careful that ingredient is not in you kitchen...and how severe the allergy is.

Once someone says "ALLERGY" you don't want to mess around....for your OWN benefit and THEIRS.

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