Looking For Good Icing Recipe

Baking By IrishTorte Updated 3 Aug 2010 , 7:02pm by sillywabbitz

IrishTorte Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 6:45pm
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I have a cake that needs to be ready in 5 days. I'm looking for a good buttercream recipe. The one I currently use is 2 sticks butter (because i cannot stand the greasiness of the crisco) 4 cups pow'd sugar, vanilla and water. I'm looking for a recipe that might be a little in between whipped cream frosting and butter cream. The butter cream just has a tendency to get a little thick and sweet and I'm not sure that it's just as simple as adding a touch of salt to tame the sweetness. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I also need it to be able to crust over so I can smooth it.. I'm at a loss... icon_cry.gif




I'm looking for something without crisco... or lard

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MommaDukes Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 7:01pm
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Indydeb's recipe by far is THE VERY BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
click on the recipe tab and type in indydeb.

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sillywabbitz Posted 3 Aug 2010 , 7:02pm
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In the recipe section the 2 most popular buttercreams are Indeby's Buttercream which uses DreamWhip which adds a nice flavor, closer to that whipped cream I think.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6992/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

Sugarshack's is also a huge hit. I have used both. With sugar shack's I use the Italian Cream flavored coffee creamer and it gives it nice rich flavor.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/5313/sugarshacks-buttercream-icing

For SugarShacks go to the recipe section and search because people have posted different recipes based on the size of your mixer. Her's is a double batch but you can freeze the extra. Works great.

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