The Perfect Buttercream

Baking By Sugar_and_Spice Updated 22 Feb 2011 , 8:01pm by msulli10

Sugar_and_Spice Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 6:11pm
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I am in search for the perfect buttercream. I'm pretty new to cake decorating but I have tried a few different recipes and none of them are what I'm looking for. I would like a frosting that crusts, uses little or no crisco, and doesn't have to be refrigerated. I've tried an italian meringue recipe and while it was okay, it wasn't quite what I was looking for. I've also tried a recipe that used all butter instead of crisco but it tasted like pure powdered sugar. Anyone have a recipe that they absolutely love?

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Smokey5266 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 6:17pm
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decoratingfool Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 6:31pm
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Yes i agree Indydebi's is delicious and easy to make, also sugarshacks recipe is wonderful too!!!!!

dubs1027 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 8:02pm
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Indydebis looks great, where can I find the other recipe from sugarshack? I tried to search, but it did not come up. Thanks!

AKS Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 8:34pm
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Still a HUGE fan of Buttercream Dream.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 8:50pm
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Wow that is a hard recipe to find!!! When you find it let me know!!! icon_smile.gif

As a suggestion sugarshaks recipe uses all hi-ratio shortening!!

Smokey5266 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 9:29pm
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Dubs1027- link in my earlier post is to Indydebi's buttercream recipe.

dubs1027 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 9:52pm
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Originally Posted by Smokey5266

Dubs1027- link in my earlier post is to Indydebi's buttercream recipe.




Thanks, i checked that one out and it looks great. I just wanted to look at the one from sugarshack and I can't find it.

ILoveDaffodils Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 10:28pm
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http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7325/sugarshacks-buttercream-for-a-6qt-mixer

Here is a link to Sugarshacks buttercream recipe.

Caths_Cakes Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 10:38pm
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Aks, What is buttercream dream?

is it just a basic buttercream recipe with a packet of dream topping added?

CakeandDazzle Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 11:14pm
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Indydebi's is the best for an american buttercream in my experience

I use mainly only Swiss Meringue Buttercream, its like fluffy not so sweet & super easy to smooth...

dubs1027 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 11:22pm
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Originally Posted by dah12345

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7325/sugarshacks-buttercream-for-a-6qt-mixer

Here is a link to Sugarshacks buttercream recipe.




Thanks!

anxietyattack Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 5:11pm
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I have actually combined SMBC with indydebi's recipe at about a 70/30 ratio (70% indydebi 30% SMBC) I LOVE the way it tastes and the texture. It also crusts so it's still great for decorating. If you can take the time to make both recipes I think it's well worth it.

ILoveDaffodils Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 7:36pm
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Originally Posted by anxietyattack

I have actually combined SMBC with indydebi's recipe at about a 70/30 ratio (70% indydebi 30% SMBC) I LOVE the way it tastes and the texture. It also crusts so it's still great for decorating. If you can take the time to make both recipes I think it's well worth it.




anxietyattack - what a great idea! I think ABC is too sweet and SMBC too buttery so the combination sounds like a great compromise - I can't wait to try it.

Sugar_and_Spice Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 7:40pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will definately be trying those out!!!

msulli10 Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 8:01pm
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Love Sugarshacks buttercream. It has doesn't have to be refrigerated. It uses hi-ratio shortening which I buy online. It's delicious and crusts beautifully.

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