I am looking for a simple, great tasting, crusting buttercream recipe. Any recommendations? Thanks!!
I REALLY like Sugarshacks butter cream. It is so easy to work with. It crusts nicely AND it stays "workable" longer than others I have tried. However, I can not get the hi-ratio shortening locally. I have to order my supplies in the fall and spring when it isn't so hot! Depending on your location, you may be able to find it.
I use SugarShack recipe also. I order my high ratio shortening from my local GFS. They get it in the next day, I don't pay shipping and I can order it all year (not just when it isn't hot out).
I just discovered the most AWESOME crusting buttercream here on CC from a recent post just like this. I tried it and loved it. It's in the recipe section and called Extra Special Buttercream. It worked great in 90 degree Wisconsin weather, needs no refrigeration and tastes great.
I normally do not like ANY buttercreams with shortening in them, but this one it fantastic! Add 1/2 c. of Hershey's coco for chocolate. Wow. Colors nicely, too.
You control how much you want it to crust by how much meringue powder you add. Use a full tablespoon for a good crust.
This is now my new "summer/hot weather" buttercream. Thanks to all CCer's who reccommended this one!