Buttercream Icing Recipe

Baking By dmfan71 Updated 30 Jan 2012 , 12:13pm by ddaigle

dmfan71 Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 3:33am
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I have tried googling recipes for buttercream icing and I had one years ago but cant find it...I know it had some crisco and butter and I used butter flavour from Wilton, icing sugar, etc, and I remember the flavour was amazing.

Does anyone have the recipe?

Also, can this be used for icing the cake as well as doing roses and a border on the cake? or does the icing need to be stiffer to do roses?


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macie2011 Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 3:39am
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kakeladi Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 4:42am
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Most any icing recipe can be improved by increasing the flavoring to at least one tablespoon - better yet 2 tablespoons per 2#s of sugar used.
Using a combination of 3 flavors is even batter. Try 1 part vanilla; 1/2 part butter flavoring 1/4 part almond.
"Part" can be any measure you wanticon_smile.gif
Want to make up a big batch to keep on hand? Use a cup vanilla; 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 almond.
Want only enough for one use? The make it teaspoons instead of cups.

dmfan71 Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 3:58am
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I think it was the one from Wilton..thanks!

I made it on the weekend but it was so sweet...any recipes that arent as sweet??/

dawnybird Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 4:28am
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I use that recipe and but I use the three flavorings as suggested above, but the trick to cutting the sweetness is: add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of salt. You'll be amazed at the difference it makes. Add the smaller amount, taste it, then add more if needed. It really helps!

AlecSimpson Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 11:37am
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This link will help you to get the recipe of Buttercream Icing:


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ddaigle Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 12:13pm
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I use a butter/crisco combination and I use salted butter. Salt cuts sweet.

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