What Is The Best Buttercream To Use On A Layer Cake?

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BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 5:26pm
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I am planning on making the rainbow layer cake for my child's birthday. Not the tie dye, but the one with the distinct layers with icing between each... so 6 layers.

What would be the best icing to use for this? Would I use the same icing for the layers as for the outside icing?

thanks!

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Krista512 Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 10:41pm
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I use buttercream dream and add what ever flavoring I want to it. but be sure to use high ratio shortening. if you use crisco or other store brands your shortening will tast gritty and really greasy.

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BuffytheBakingSlayer Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 6:07pm
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Can i find hi ratio at a regular store? I have never used it.

Is there another icing that would also be good?

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