Finally!!!!! Smooth Buttercream.

Decorating By caleyb Updated 24 Feb 2011 , 4:58am by Xenas

caleyb Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 4:50pm
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I have to boast....I have been trying for MONTHS to get smooth buttercream - I can make flowers, I can decorate but for the life of me I couldn't get smooth buttercream on a cake. Well....sugarshack to the rescue. I tried her buttercream and was successful. I have posted a picture - I know it's not up to the standards of 99.9% of you on here but I am just so happy with myself - I couldn't resist!!!! ha ha thumbs_up.gif

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sugarshack Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 6:14pm
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i looks great! So glad you are having success!

Herekittykitty Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 6:41pm
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It looks great. Isn't it a wonderful feeling when it finally comes together?

caleyb Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 2:07am
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Sharon - between the recipe and the DVD - thank you, thank you, thank you.

sugarshack Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 2:12am
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you are so kind, YOU did it!

sugarshack Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 2:13am
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you are so kind, YOU did it!

KMaryP Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 2:28am
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Good job! Your cake looks great!

After finally locating some hi ratio shortening in my area, I tried Sharon's buttercream last weekend. I have to say that it's the best tasting all-shortening buttercream I've ever tasted! It's smooth as silk, not too sweet, and it crusts and smooths like a dream. I can't wait to get her DVD so that my cakes look as great as yours!

Xenas Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 4:08am
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I know I used her recipe and I ate the remaining stored icing. Yep I did!!! About 4 lbs of icing I ate it!!!! Yum!!!

ATCakes Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 4:29am
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I know how you feel! Her icing is the best!!

NanaSandy Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 4:34am
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so, can anybody tell me where to find the Hi Ratio Shortening?? I really want to try it, mainly because my oldest daughter doesn't like the taste of shortening based buttercreams. But I don't know where to buy it/?

caleyb Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 5:56am
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Xenas....funny you say that - As I grabbed a spoonful on my way to bed I thought "I really need to THROW THAT OUT OR I AM GOING TO EAT IT ALL!!" HA HA

sugarshack Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 8:01am
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ugh. I just make 9 five pound batches of it and will make 4 more tomorrow. Sick of the site and smell of it! LOL

Xenas Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 4:56am
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No way for me sugar!! I love love it!! Yummie...
Hey I read on here an icing recipe that uses sour cream? Have you ever did that with your recipe instead of the shortening??? I was curious??
But I tell you what girlie I am sooo thankful I found your site!!! Now we gotta get me decorating as good as I can bake!! I can bake anything....
Just haven't touched decorating tools since I was 10!

Xenas Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 4:58am
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Oh and I used regular shortening with Sugars recipe. I can only imagine what the hi ratio shorteing would do with that recipe!! WOWZER I am sure!!

Oh and the little hint of how to have cakes not stickin love it!! Works great!

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