I'm new to cake central and I'm loving every minute. I have my first order for a full sheet cake. My buttercream icing is never a smooth as I would like. Can I get any suggestions on what type of icing to make or a recipe for a better butter cream?
"D" the baker
I don't have a recipe suggestion, but mixing your icing on the lowest speed possible will prevent air bubbles and be easier to smooth. Also make sure you do a crumb coat first to get a smooth surface.
This is the Buttercream recipe I use and it comes out perfect everytime.. Dont forget the viva paper towel method. Once you frost your cake let it sit for about 5 mins. Then lay the paper towel over the cake and smooth with your hands or a fondant roller, lift it slowly and TADA you have smooth icing everytime!!! Or to give it some texture you can use any paper towel with designs on it.. (tip: those red rags or blue towels that you can find in the automotive section work great too! must be lint free)
White buttercream icing
1 cup of crisco shortening (not so white you can use 1/2 cup of crisco and 1/2 cup of butter)
5 cups of powdered sugar (sifted once)
2 teaspoon of clear vanilla (or another of your choice)
1/3 cup of milk (or water) adding it until you get the icing the texture YOU like..
Thank you sooo much for your response. I'll try you're reciept this weekend and I won't forget the viva. I will also mix it on the slow speed.