Can Someone Please Tell Me What Crusting Means?

Decorating By lisamaria Updated 23 Jul 2010 , 5:51pm by lisamaria

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lisamaria Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 4:57pm
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I see recipes for crusted buttercream, and I don't know what they are talking about. I am not a novice baker and have taken cake decorating classes and I have never seen this term in a recipe title. Help! P.S. Just discovered this site and I AM LOVING IT!!! Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

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catlharper Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 4:59pm
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First of all, welcome to CC! Great place, I agree!

As for crusting...when you get the fat to sugar ratio right in buttercream it will make for a slightly harder covering...like a "crust" on the outside of your cake. This is wonderful for under fondant or for piping since it holds it shape perfectly. There is a great heat resistant recipe here develped by IndyDebi...amazing!

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lisamaria Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:05pm
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Cat, thank you for the welcome and thank you for the reply. icon_smile.gif Ok, I kinda thought that was it. But I am not a fondant user, and I prefer a creamier frosting. The Wilton recipes for buttercream do vary in consistencies, so I guess that is what you mean, right? I do piping on my cakes, so I need something firm but that also stays creamy. That is why I love this site because I've been exploring some new recipes for frosting.

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TexasSugar Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:18pm
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Most of your butter/crisco and powder sugar recipes are crusting recipes.

Cooked recipes (egg whites, sugar, butter) like your IMBC and SMBC are non crusting.

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lisamaria Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:21pm
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Thank you so much! I am about to make my first attempt at IMBC, cos I am anxious to try it. Is it less sweeter than the buttercream made with crisco/sugar? And can you pipe with it?

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mamawrobin Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:35pm
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Thank you so much! I am about to make my first attempt at IMBC, cos I am anxious to try it. Is it less sweeter than the buttercream made with crisco/sugar? And can you pipe with it?




Yes it is less sweet. Yes you can pipe with it thumbs_up.gif

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lisamaria Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 5:51pm
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Thanks mamawrobin! I hope I like it!

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