Buttercream Nightmare

Baking By Rubsters Updated 12 Mar 2012 , 6:38pm by Rubsters

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Rubsters Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 11:40pm
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Help.... I am new to the baking world and I have attempted to make homemade classic vanilla buttercream . Each time it has came out lumpy and tasteless....yuk.... Any ideas on what I can be doing wrong.... This is the recipe I have tried....a disappointment both times icon_sad.gif

2 sticks butter, room temperature
8 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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melanie-1221 Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 11:57pm
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I have used this recipe before. I whip my butter all by itself first until it's fluffy and a very light yellow, sometimes this takes 3-5 minutes depending on the temp of the butter. Then I add in the vanilla, mix until it's incorporated, then I add the sugar and "milk" ( I use heavy cream ) alternately and whip until fluffy.

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socosweets Posted 11 Mar 2012 , 1:01pm
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I use an all butter recipe with the same amount of butter but no where near that amount of powdered sugar or milk. I also beat my butter for a few minutes before adding my salt and powdered sugar. Then when looks like crumbs I add my heavy cream and vanilla and beat on high until its light and fluffy. Also I would suggest increasing the amount of vanilla. I use 1tbsp of vanilla in my buttercream and I use less sugar and heavy cream than your recipe so that could be the reason for the bland taste possibly.

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Rubsters Posted 12 Mar 2012 , 6:38pm
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Thank you folks for the suggestions.... I will definitely try it. We'll see what happens.....

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