Key Lime Buttercream?

Baking By MJTKNT Updated 11 Oct 2010 , 12:54am by MJTKNT

MJTKNT Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 4:51pm
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Can anyone point me in the right direction for a key lime buttercream recipe?

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jones5cm Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:16pm
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I used this one for a wedding this past summer and got rave reviews on the taste:

malene541 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:28pm
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I buy key lime flavor from a specialty kitchen store and use the regular Wilton frosting recipe. I have some in my fridge right now and it's amazing!!

MJTKNT Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 4:55am
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Jones, I'm making that cake...just need a buttercream. I'll add, it's for cupcakes, so I'm trying to find something that doesn't crust and get hard, but still holds it's form to pipe.

imagenthatnj Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 4:59am
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Can't decide if Cupcake #32 key lime cream cheese frosting is what you need, or if it's too soft.

mrsfoxxy2u Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 3:15pm
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Hi, I am new to CC but I can tell you I made a keylime cake with keylime butter cream frosting that was a HUGE hit for a birthday. I made a typical butter cream frosting, (I tend to go 1/2 crisco-1/2 butter) in place of vanilla bean, and butter extract, I added keylime juice. I remember adding a little extra powdered sugar to keep my consistency the way I wanted, I did use freshly squeezed key limejuice (my sister in law lives in FL and has a keylime tree, I have her send me those regularly!) but on occasion I run out and almost all the grocery stores I have been too carry bottled keylime juice. For EXTRA POP I like to zest a LIME or 2 into the frosting, it looks really cool and gives it a little more flavor! I suggest lime over keylime zest because keylimes (if you can get your hands on them) are a much lighter green, more of a yellow type of green, and don't stand out as well, and the zest is a bit more bitter than a lime! Hope that helps! Have fun and happy caking!!! icon_smile.gificon_wink.gif

MJTKNT Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 4:19pm
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Thank you for that suggestion. I think that's the route I'm going to go. Did your buttercream crust with 1/2 crisco 1/2 butter?

bobwonderbuns Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 4:32pm
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That does sound good! Thanks for sharing!!

mrsfoxxy2u Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 5:06pm
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No it did not crust, I did cover it with fondant, if you are looking for a crust to your butter cream add a little meringue. Very yummy stuff, sweet with that citrusy bite! Good luck, hope you love it as much as me! thumbs_up.gif

ILoveDaffodils Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 5:26pm
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I use a regular buttercream and add lime juice. I have trouble getting enough lime flavor without the frosting getting too runny so I use True Lime dissolved in the lime juice.

MJTKNT Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 5:41pm
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Perfect! I'm not looking for it to crust. It's going on cupcakes. Thanks for your help. I'll give it a shot.

cakeythings1961 Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 5:42pm
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I put this on my mojito cake:

People always ask for the recipe!!

KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 5:44pm
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Thanks, mrsfoxxy2u. I have used the Key Lime Juice we can get in the grocery store, but I really liked your idea of adding the grated lime to it. Thanks for posting!

MJTKNT Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 11:08pm
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mrsfoxxy2u, I made the buttercream with your recipe- used key lime zest b/c it's what I had, and it was DELICIOUS! Thank you!

Normita Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 11:22pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Can't decide if Cupcake #32 key lime cream cheese frosting is what you need, or if it's too soft.

Oh my God....thanks for that website!! Has tons of yummy looking CCs with recipes....

cocobean Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 11:47pm
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Here's my recipe I posted a while back. It's had really good reviews. thumbs_up.gif

MJTKNT Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 12:54am
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Thanks cocobean-- that's basically what I made, but I always like to see a recipe written out. I tried your cake too in my search for the perfect key lime. YUM. It was delicious, but more lemony tasting than key lime to me. It's my mom's favorite flavor I've had her try yet.

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