Can anyone recommend a good butter cream recipe that can be left at room temp? But that will not melt and is stable?
Making several cakes for 4th of July so I think an Italian butter cream will be to much and melt and I want something that taste really light and good but can be left out without problems.
I use sugarshack's recipe, and lots of folks use indydebi's - both are wonderful temp. stable icings. They both can withstand heat and humidity VERY well!
i have always used the wilton recipe, and i never have any problem with it
I recently tried SugarShack's recipe last week and it was excellent. I find the Wilton one too sweet and greasy and SugarShack's is light, and not greasy and tastes great. It doesn't need refrigeration.
Thank you all so much. This sugar shack recipe can it be found here in recipes?
This is great what a super help
Just search SugarShack in the recipes section. There are a couple of recipes up depending on the size of your mixer.
Indydebi's buttercream has my vote. It's "hands down" the best recipe that I've ever tried. Haven't tried sugarshack's and I'm betting that it's good as well but Indydebi's would be hard to beat. It also holds up very well to extreme heat and humidity.
The secret it this: you need a buttercream that has no eggs in it (ruling out all meringue buttercreams) and that has a good deal more shortening than butter, because butter melts in the heat, but shortening doesn't. Indydebi's, Sugarshack's and Wilton's all fill the bill, but Indydebi's and Sugarshack's are tastier, in my books (although I usually use Wilton's because I can't normally get all the ingredients for the other two!).
I have to say that I agree with Marianna about Indydebi's bc being "tastier" than Wilton. I believe the addition of the Dream Whip makes it yummy. It also has milk in it (I use half and half instead of milk for an even creamier icing) and still it doesn't have to be refrigerated. It will hold at room temperature for up to two weeks.
If you do make her recipe (found on cc in the "most saved" recipes) I suggest that you beat your crisco for at least 15 minutes BEFORE adding any other ingredients and that after you've added all other ingredients you allow it to whip for at least 20 minutes. It seems to me that the longer you allow the mixer to run the better this icing is. I always make a double batch so that less air is incorporated into the icing...creating less air bubbles.
You ladies are so helpful, thank you so much I am making Indydebi's this morning after a trip to the store to get some of this dream whip stuff
I will let you all know what I think. I'm also going to use the suggestion of half and half over milk to make it a bit creamer.
Thank you ladies a million times over.
I've made so much this weekend my head hurts, LOL
100 mini tartlets, pastry cream filled with fresh fruit.
50 mini 4th of July cupcakes.
American Flag Cake to be finished.
Several Dips, Salads and a large batch of
Sweet vanilla pastry cream.
Whew all that is left is the cake
Fun Times. I will let you know the results tomorrow
I wish you all a safe and blessed 4th of July.