I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for buttercream which is good for making flowers. I have tried many recipes but it seems I can't get it to be stiff enough :s Or if I make it stiff...it is tooo stiff and difficult to squeeze the icing out. Also I need a recipe that does not require vegetable shortening and uses only butter, as shorting is difficult to find for me.
I would be grateful for any help.
I just use the same recipe as I do for frosting, but don't add as much water. Yes, it is hard to squeeze out, but that is what makes the roses stand up.
I don't measure so my recipe isn't exact.
2 cups Crisco
1 bag powd. sugar
pinch of popcorn salt
meringue powder (helps the roses)
add water as needed
Thank you...do you think I could use butter instead of crisco? I cant find it here
I am thinking that butter will make it too soft? Can you find any type of shortening? It says you are in WI? Do they not have shortening there?
I am in England at the moment ans have not been able to find it here
Do you have a Tesco, Sainsbury's, or ASDA near by? I believe you'd want to look for Trex or Flora White. If you use all butter the flowers won't hold their shape as well when it's warm.