Customer wants a non-buttercream white icing...don't really want to go with whipped cream given the heat and humidity up here. Any good recipes? or should i just do all crisco (yuck!)? thanks
Your options really are a crisco based bc, or ganache. If ur customer requested no butter, I'd assume they like the crisco one? As many people do.remember u will need to use clear vanilla.
But you need to know why they won't have butter - if it is because of an allergy you need to know!
not an allergy, the kids just don't like it..when i talk to her again i'll have to ask what they don't like about it. the only white icing i can think of besides the fake stuff and whipped cream is the thick heavy stuff from "old school" bakeries, probably all shortening. Would a high-ratio shortening be better in a recipe like that?
have you tried indydebis recipe for bc? i think you will find shortening based recipes these days are much better than what you remember. that one doesnt require high ratio, is it sugarshacks recipe that does???? i cant remember.
unless your happy to voluntarily try out new recipes (imbc or smbc would be a suggestion, as although made with butter, totally not like traditional bc)or mum is happy to pay you to experiment, you might be better saying 'this is my buttercream, its creamy, light, delicious whatever'. as for the white, i dont know how white your recipe is but you could say 'as i use the finest quality butter and vanilla and whatever, it will be slightly off white, but its barely noticeable'.
i just think theres a limit to how much you should be looking for new recipes, without reimbursment, when its probably not a massive order either?
very good point about not spending too much time. this is the first time someone has requested something other than what i already offer. and all she is going to order (probably) are 2 small cakes, the whole order no more than 50 or 60 dollars.
my husband tells me constantly that i spend too much time on each order, and my time is worth more than i'm getting paid. i just hate to put my name on something that i don't think looks good enough, even if the customer isn't paying me that much.
if you are already making cakes this week, maybe have a spare cupcake, or just a spare spoonful of your icing, i would *maybe* let her/ children sample it.
other wise id be charging her for each new batch youd try, cause you dont have enough room in your pricing, for a small order, to absorb the cost.