Rosie2 Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 5:40pm
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Wohoooo!!! I'm doing a happy dance right now LOL icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
You guys have no idea how many times I've tried her recipe with disastrous result! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
Her recipe is for a 5 qt KA and mine is 4.5qt sooooo, I kept on trying to adjust...and adjust...and adjust!! and always got the air-bubbly icing grrr icon_mad.gif until finally yesterday(before I went and bought a 5qt KA) I got it!!!

Okay so for a 4.5qt KA this is exactly how I adjusted the ingredients:
5 cups of sweetex shortening (her recipe calls for 5.5 cups)
4.5 cups of powder sugar (a bit less than her recipe)
18 tbsps of liquid creamer including flavoring (a bit more than her recipe)
Whip for about 10mnts and viola!!! icing without no air bubbles...phewwww, this really is an accomplishment for me! icon_smile.gif
So for those of you that keep struggling...there is HOPE!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Ya'll have a great day...we have sunshine in my area and 80' yessssss icon_biggrin.gif

Oh btw, here's Sharon's recipe if you're not familiar with it
http://cakecentral.com/recipe/sugarshacks-icing-and-tips

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momsgoodies Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 6:00pm
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Thanks for sharing!!!

luckyblueeye Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 10:54pm
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Congrats!!! I know exactly how you feel, the same thing happened to me about 3 weeks ago. I had given up a year ago and wasn't even going to try anymore...but then I got a new mixer and finally bought hi-ratio...and there it was....perfect buttercream. I walked on air that whole evening icon_biggrin.gif

shanter Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 11:18pm
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Rosie:
I'm in Seattle too. Can you believe we finally have Summer?!? I thought it would never come.
Thanks for the icing instructions.
shanter

jeartist Posted 6 Jul 2012 , 11:43pm
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Thanks so much for sharing that. I also have a 4.5 qt KA and haven't even tried her recipe because of that. Can't wait to give it a try. Great perseverance!

cakegrandma Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 12:09am
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Is the amount of powdered sugar correct, you have listed 4.5 cups and shouldn't it be pounds? Just wondering.

kazita Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 12:48am
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Is the sugar amount right? And how do i figure out what size my KA is? Ive had it for years and dont remember what size it is thanks

ashya Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 1:05am
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Thank you! I also have a 4.5 qt. KA and tried to adjust the recipe with no luck.

MaurorLess67 Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 2:30am
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Congrats Ro--

I just made a batch and it seems grainy to me- ugh!!!!-- I don;t think I have ever really mastered it though- so.... this is probably par for the course- ha

I better check my mixer- I always thought that I had a 5qt- maybe its a 4.5---hmm-

Thanks for posting-

Mo

sweettreat101 Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 6:42am

Seems like a lot of shortening for 4.5 cups of sugar that's only a little over a pound of sugar to 5 cups of shortening.

cakeladyatLA Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 8:29am

Thanks for posting

CupcakeQT82 Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 12:00pm

I sure hope I can master it one day! I tried it the other night for my wedding cake today and definitely not the right results. i have a 6-qt and tried to adjust according to some of her instructions but it definitely did't work icon_sad.gif If anyone is out there that has a 6-qt and can get it to work, PLEASE fill me in!! I also don't want to keep wasting all that expensive Sweetex.

laurabeth73 Posted 7 Jul 2012 , 1:06pm

Thanks for posting this! Congratulations!!! I!d much rather be where you are today, its supposed to be 103 here!

Rosie2 Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 4:23am

Ahhhh, thank you for catching up the mistake. And and all of you are correct: it is indeed 4.5 lbs not cups of sugar...sorry icon_redface.gif I guess I was too excited to think straight LOL icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

kazita Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 4:33am

Ok thanks now back to your happy dance and of course baking and frosting

Rosie2 Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by luckyblueeye

Congrats!!! I know exactly how you feel, the same thing happened to me about 3 weeks ago. I had given up a year ago and wasn't even going to try anymore...but then I got a new mixer and finally bought hi-ratio...and there it was....perfect buttercream. I walked on air that whole evening icon_biggrin.gif


Ahhh, so that's the answer then! give it a break and come back to it LOL icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

Rosie2 Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 6:50pm
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Originally Posted by kazita

Is the sugar amount right? And how do i figure out what size my KA is? Ive had it for years and dont remember what size it is thanks


Kazita, same thing happened to me so you know what I did?? I went and purchased an extra bowl to fit my KA and yeah the bowl was for a 4.5 KA!! icon_smile.gif
Good luck!

Rosie2 Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 6:58pm
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Originally Posted by shanter

Rosie:
I'm in Seattle too. Can you believe we finally have Summer?!? I thought it would never come.
Thanks for the icing instructions.
shanter


Shanter!!! where in Seattle do you live?? yaaaaayy we have sunshine again and it's gonna be 81' wohooo!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

Rosie2 Posted 8 Jul 2012 , 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by kazita

Ok thanks now back to your happy dance and of course baking and frosting


LOL, thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

conchita Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 4:37am

cool! thanks for sharing

Apti Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 5:09am

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