Bc Help....

Baking By Tracik Updated 28 Sep 2010 , 3:27am by vaniti716

Tracik Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 3:54pm
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Hi, I am new to the forum. I have been reading like a mad woman! I'm also new to cake decorating. Anyway the recipe my instructor gave me is

2lbs PS
1 1/3 cup crisco
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
water

the first time I made it, it turned out great. I used crisco from a can, the second time it tasted funny. The 2nd time I used the bakers crisco and a different brand of PS. So, I am wondering if the bakers crisco is not the same. The bakers crisco is the crisco that is in the little containers already measured. Thank you so much! I have to make icing again this weekend and I want it to turn out good!

11 replies
TexasSugar Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 4:01pm
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Is it possible that the crisco you used the second time was old? Did it have a smell to it before you used it?

BoLeggs79 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:21pm
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Of course, there are no more trans fats in Crisco - this makes a huge difference

Tracik Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:27pm
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The crisco did not have a smell to it. I don't think either of the crisco had the trans fat in it.

Tracik Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:28pm
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Could it be the PS? The first one was walmart brand and the second one was domino. I would think the domino one would be better though.

Tracik Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:31pm
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I just looked at the crisco and neither has trans fat. And the expiration date is 2012.

vaniti716 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:38pm
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Hello i am no expert but there are some very wonderful buttercreme recipes here..... i had an issue similar to urs and all i did was not add the almond extract...hopefully this helps good luck.

TerriLynn Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tracik

Hi, I am new to the forum. I have been reading like a mad woman! I'm also new to cake decorating. Anyway the recipe my instructor gave me is

2lbs PS
1 1/3 cup crisco
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
water

the first time I made it, it turned out great. I used crisco from a can, the second time it tasted funny. The 2nd time I used the bakers crisco and a different brand of PS. So, I am wondering if the bakers crisco is not the same. The bakers crisco is the crisco that is in the little containers already measured. Thank you so much! I have to make icing again this weekend and I want it to turn out good!



Hi! I always use the pre-measured Crisco. It is more expensive, but worth it when in a hurry. I usually use a 1/4 the amount of almond extract than I do vanilla - for example, if the recipe calls for 2 tsp of vanilla, I use 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla, 1/4 tsp of almond and 1/4 tsp of butter. Sometimes I add a drop or two more of butter - it really brings out the flavor. Hope this helps. icon_smile.gif

Tracik Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 7:48pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vaniti716

Hello i am no expert but there are some very wonderful buttercreme recipes here..... i had an issue similar to urs and all i did was not add the almond extract...hopefully this helps good luck.




I didn't use the almond extract either time. I didn't have it. I just doubled the vanilla.

The first time I used my hand mixer and a glass bowl. About burned up my mixer. So, I bought a kitchenaid. So, the second time I used the kitchenaid and metal bowl that came with it. I did wash it all. could that make the icing taste off? It was bad enough that I threw away almost a whole cake.

vaniti716 Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 12:03am
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wow sorry for the late in reply....maybe u should use less crisco....the recipe i use is 1/2 cup crisco, 1/2 butter, 1/2 margerine(u dont have to use the margarine) 1 tablespoon vanilla and 2 cups od powdered sugar and i use a tablespoon of milk if the mix is too dry....i have never had an issue with this butter creme and if u let the butter and crsico mix for about 6 mins it makes id very ver creamy....good luck...none of the other things u mentioned should have caused an issue with the taste but again i am no expert lol...let me know how it turns out....

Tracik Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 2:00am
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Well, I made icing again and it was much better. So, I have no idea what the weird taste was. I did use the almond extract this time. And don't like it. I can taste it in the icing. I will leave that out from now on.

vaniti716 Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 3:27am
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cool....i am sure u r going to make it amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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