What Kind Of Buttercream Do I Use?

Baking By sweetdreams1989 Updated 19 Apr 2011 , 2:16pm by kakeladi

sweetdreams1989 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:24am
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O have a cake due this weekend and the client would like all buttercream rosettes on the cake ive seen a couple cakes on here like that that is where i got the idea .but i know someone had suggested you cant use italian bc because it is to soft and might not hold up so my question is what other bc can i use?

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Mo-Mo73 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:33am
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a regular butter cream with shortening and butter combined will do the trick...there are plenty of recipes that also use water instead of milk or cream so there wont be any issues about refridgeration..good luck...=)

Cupcations Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:39am
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I second the regular BC it crusts very nicely, & if you don't want to refrigerate it use water & vegetable shortening instead of milk & butter


sweetdreams1989 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:44am
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the only thing is the filling is whip icing so it will need to refridgerate

Mo-Mo73 Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 1:44pm
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if youre not worried about refridgerating, still use a regular BC recipe...good for crusting, decorating, and holding up in warm temps....=)

kakeladi Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 2:16pm
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Here's a great recipe for what you want to do:

2 of everything

2 cups butter
2 cups Crisco
2 pounds powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons flavoring - see note at end of directions
2 pinches salt

Cream butter and Crisco well - up to 10 minutes until very fluffy. Add about 1/4th of the sugar and the salt; cream until well incorporated. Repeat by adding another 1/4th of the sugar at a time until it is all added. Beat (using the slowest possible speed on mixer) for 10 minutes.
This icing does NOT crust.
If you want a crusting icing use only 1 cup of either the butter OR the Crisco with the rest of the ingredients the same.
Flavoring is very personal. It can be whatever you like - just be sure to use the full amount. A combination of most any 3 flavors makes for a very complex taste that most people will love. Most people don't add enough flavoring which results in a greasy tasting icing.

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