Premade Buttercream Vs. Homemade?

Decorating By cakeman76 Updated 26 Jun 2012 , 5:55am by CWR41

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cakeman76 Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 3:59am
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Which type of buttercream do you preffer, premade or homemade? I make my own but looking into trying TBK Buttercream icing.

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 4:18am
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My own, hands down! I love using an IMBC but when I'm in a hurry I'll use an ABC and I ALWAYS use real butter, no shortening. I hate shortening bc's, my tongue always has a grease slick on it after eating it, so gross. I'm ridiculously picky these days! icon_smile.gif

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JWinslow Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 4:42am
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Homemade, homemade, homemade! icon_lol.gif I love Swiss meringue butter cream.

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kakeladi Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 7:47pm
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I have never tired, not even heard of TBK Buttercream icing.
Always made homemade.....well, onced tried a bucket of Brill - because people asked to buy icing sometimes so I kept some on hand. At times if it looked like I was running short on my homemade, I'd mix some of the Brill into mine until I used up that bucket. Never bought any more.

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leah_s Posted 23 Jun 2012 , 8:22pm
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I used But-R-Cream at the bakery. Gross.

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ginger6361 Posted 26 Jun 2012 , 3:48am
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I don't mean to sound stupid, but what is SPS and TBK and how much butter do you substitute for shortning? Does it color the frosting? I like white white. Thanks

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BakingIrene Posted 26 Jun 2012 , 4:22am
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If you like white white then you should be making the Wilton meringue buttercream which really turns out dead white.

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Snow-White-Buttercream-Icing

It is very easy to work with, it slowly crusts, it pipes borders extremely well. Use any brand of meringue powder NOT dried egg white.

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CWR41 Posted 26 Jun 2012 , 5:55am
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I don't mean to sound stupid, but what is SPS....




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