AIs there a specific buttercream frosting recipe that I should use when piping on a buttercream cake? I want to pipe a paisley design and scroll work. Thank you!!
this is a great usable recipe. Give it a try. I used it for years.
As posted it does NOT crust but a 'fix' is mentioned at the end:)
A smooth, easy to use
IngredientsAmount Ingredient 2 cups butter 2 cups shortening 2 pounds powdered sugar 2 Tablespoons flavoring
Directions2 of Everything Icing directions:
In KA mixer (best) mix together butter and shortening for at least 5 minutes. Add about 1/3 of the sugar; mix 5-10 minutes; add another 1/3 of the sugar, along with the flavoring, mixing 5 minutes; add the remaining sugar and mix 5-10 minutes until smooth.
There is NO liquid needed in this recipe.
Flavorings can be *ANY!* combination you want. What I used mostly is: 1 part vanilla; 1/2 part butter flavoring and 1/4 part almond. A "Part" can be any measure you want. Do you make many, many cakes? Mix it up by the cupfull; OR if for only one cake/icing use teaspoons as the 'part'/measure.
Don't like almond? Use lemon OR orange OR whatever you want. But, please do try it as stated at least once:)
I had a friend who didn't like almond but after trying it once just added an additional 1/4 tsp lemon and was happy w/it.
Want this icing to crust? Reduce either the butter OR the shortening by 1 cup OR reduce *both* by 1/2 cup.
No, you just have to make sure it's the right consistency. If you want to do line work or scrolls, you should have it thin.
AThank you so much for your replies! I can't wait to try that buttercream!
I normally use the same buttercream recipe that I use to frost my cakes, but I thin it slightly with corn syrup. It makes it a little smoother and more elastic. Pipes really nice.
i use royal to pipe a scroll or other thin lined design onto buttercream. i like the contrast and find that it's a little more durable than buttercream against the heat of my hands, and mistakes are easier to fix, as well.
AI gave heard that royal will melt on buttercream. Is that not the case?
I have never had it melt and I have also made decor from RI and found that it maintained it's rock hard consistency.
..............heard that royal will melt on buttercream...........
Yes, and no :)
Pre made royal decorations usually do o.k. One can raise it off the b'cream slightly so it won't actually touch the b'cream (much) which helps.
I have used some royal items and some do o.k. others don't. Small, thin flowers (like apple blossoms etc) tend to soften a bit and white ones can discolor but they won't melt into a puddle :) Roses do just fine. See the difference between roses & blossoms - how roses are thick and blossoms are thin?
I've even used royal to pipe string work .