Premade Buttercream Vs. Homemade?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

CWR41 Posted 26 Jun 2012 , 5:55am
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Originally Posted by ginger6361

I don't mean to sound stupid, but what is SPS....

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