Your Buttercream Preference...

Decorating By caked4life Updated 26 Feb 2011 , 5:03am by Sorelle

caked4life Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 9:08pm
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all shortening
all butter
a shortening/butter mix

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TerriLynn Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 9:37pm
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I usually do a butter/shortening mix and add additional flavors (vanilla, butter and almond). Wish I had some now! ha icon_lol.gif

TexasSugar Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 9:51pm
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I do all shortening. I'm in Texas and we have very hot/humid summers and that is what works best for me.

TerriLynn Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I do all shortening. I'm in Texas and we have very hot/humid summers and that is what works best for me.




Hey, TexasSugar. Hope you are doing well! Do you use hi-ratio shortening?

TexasSugar Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 9:59pm
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I don't use hi-ratio since there isn't anywhere for me to get it locally. And right now I'm not doing enough cakes to make buying a big block of it worth it. I've always used crisco and haven't had a problem with me. I'm sure hi ratio is good, but for me I'm having to work with what is easiest to get ahold of.

mandyloo Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 10:02pm
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Usually half butter half shortening. icon_smile.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 10:09pm
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IMBC, all butter.

icer101 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 10:36pm
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I make american b/c , the smbc, imbc and french meringue b/c . the last three are my favorites. delicious!!!!

FromScratchSF Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 11:18pm
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SMBC with high quality butter. Only the real stuff for me icon_biggrin.gif

Of course I don't live in heat/humidity so I get to make that exclusive choice. Can't imagine trying to make a cake when it's over 90 degrees. I'd prolly melt along with the cake.

Jen

artscallion Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 11:36pm
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I the Fall/Winter/Spring half butter half shortening. In the summer all shortening. I don't care for SMBC or IMBC. I feel like I'm eating spoonfuls of butter when I eat those.

graciesj Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 1:11am
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unless requested all shorteningicon_smile.gif

baker3 Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 4:12am
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half butter and half shortening!

Cupcations Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 4:48am
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All shortening, Crisco to be precise

sillywabbitz Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 5:03am
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I use sugar shack's recipe...all shortening but hi-ratio shortening.

Sorelle Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 5:03am
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For taste all butter, for standing up against the heat all shortening, 1/2 and 1/2 works the best for me taste good and usually is strong enough for average temps.

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