Shiny Buttercream Frosting

Baking By cakeconnection Updated 9 Jul 2012 , 3:24pm by cakeconnection

cakeconnection Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 3:20pm
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I have attached a picture of a wedding cake that someone is wanting me to make and the frosting looks like it has a sheen to it. I actually set up a groom's cake a few years back and saw a wedding cake made with a shiny buttercream frosting. I asked the decorator about it and she refused to share her recipe or tips. She said she had a secret for making her frosting look that way. I love the look of this frosting and would like to try some recipes for it. I use the Wilton Buttercream Frosting on a regular basis.

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BakingIrene Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 3:29pm
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Sorry, no recipe is going to make buttercream shiny.

What people use is edible spray with a pearl finish.

kakeladi Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 6:55pm
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Yeah, what she ^^^^ said.
Hot knifing the icing smooth will help just a bit but in the long run it's best to use spray or dust .

auntiecake Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 7:19pm
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Swiss or Italian buttercream is shiny.

carmijok Posted 5 Jul 2012 , 8:04pm
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This isn't's pearlized. Airbrush or buy the spray can.

auntiecake Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 2:37am
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I agree it is pearlized spray, but swiss and italian are shiny compared to regular buttercream

cakeconnection Posted 9 Jul 2012 , 3:24pm
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Thanks so much!! I will look for the spray! I am not familiar with Swiss or Italian buttercream. I am interested in learning more about those. Any tips or suggestions?

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