I was wondering whether there is a good buttercream recipe that crusts (as I need it to dirty ice my cakes). But I preferably don't want to add shortening to it as I am a belivever of using butter only in my recipes. Although I am open for persuasion...
It would be much appreciated if anyone could share their recipe...
I use Sugarshack's buttercream recipe, but it has only hi ratio shortening - no butter. I love it!
Here is the recipe I use and it doesnt use too much shortening. HTH
22 tbs salted butter, softened (about 3 sticks)
2/3 c. Crisco shortening
5-8 tbs heavy cream
2 tsp clear vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar (about 8 cups)
1-3 tbs corn syrup
Cream together butter and shortening until smooth. Slowly add 2 tsp. vanilla and 5 tbs. heavy cream. Gradually add the powdered sugar and scrape down the bowl very well once its all added. Slowly add more cream and corn syrup a tbs at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.
I use a recipe that is pretty simple and is 50/50 butter and shortening (I use hi ratio shortening, but you can use crisco):
8 cups of powder sugar
1 cup high ratio shortening or sweetex
1 cup butter unsalted
2 tablespoon clear vanilla
1 tablespoon clear butter extract
1/2 cup of milk ( sometimes I sub with a flavored creamer mixture 1 cup hot water to 1 cup creamer)
Mix shortening and butter together for 5 minutes on speed 1
Add powder sugar 1 cup at time, continue mixing on low speed
Add milk, vanilla and butter flavoring, continue to mix