Crusting Buttercream In To Non Crusting Buttercream??

Baking By tmterlaan Updated 24 Apr 2012 , 12:39pm by AnnieCahill

tmterlaan Posted 11 Apr 2012 , 8:11pm
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I need a good non crusting buttercream for cupcakes and such. Is there a way to change my favorite crusting buttercream into non crusting. Or maybe I just need a good (and easy) fluffy buttercream recipe! So many to choose from on this site. Any recommendations??
Appreciate the help!

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Marianna46 Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 10:42am
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Your best bet are probably the meringue buttercreams (Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Italian Meringue Buttercream). They're a little bit more work, but taste great and don't crust.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 10:01pm
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Hmm. The recipe from the back of the C&H powdered sugar box seems to both crust and set firm, especially when refrigerated. But adding large amounts of strawberry jam makes less firm, more sticky, and totally non-crusting (not good things if it's a sheet cake, served in the pan it was baked in, and stored with nothing more than aluminum foil on top.)

Under the circumstances, I wouldn't mind knowing how to enhance/encourage crusting.

AnnieCahill Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 12:39pm
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Easy. Use less sugar, and add more liquid or fat.

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