AI've tried every buttercream recipe out there and I've still not found the one. I'm new to cake decorating, took a few classes and even worked in a local bakery for close to 6 months as a cake decorator using icing mix. I'm currently a stay at home mom and looking to start doing cakes from my house. I just need a good recipe that tastes good and is easy to work with, the wilton recipe is the closest I've found to liking but it still has a awkward taste. I would really appreciate any suggestions / recipes!
The recipe that you use will be regulated by your state food laws.
No way for us to know where you live, but you must either make goods that conform to your state cottage food law, IF your state has a CFL. If it does not have a CFL then you may not be able to sell cakes.
Many of us find that using half butter and half shortening with the basic recipes improves them greatly. Using real vanilla and real extracts helps a lot. I use a lot of icings that have custard or cream whipped into them, but these require to be kept in the fridge so they are not acceptable under CFL. I bake a lot but no longer make cakes for sale, due to space requirements of local regulations.
I have also used the Wilton "snow white buttercream" that has meringue powder, with real vanilla, it is very good. It handles very well.
i to had been searching for that recipe and i think i have found mine!
here it is!
Icing Sugar (for chocolate buttercream
Change 2oz to cocoa powder)
Flavour extract of your choice
Cream together butter and shortening in a large bowl with hand or stand mixer for about 4-5mins. If using cocoa powder add this to the icing sugar before adding to the bowl.
Add sugar one cup at a time until all sugar is mixed well through icing, then add flavouring as desired. You will need to keep scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go along.
If the icing seems too thick or dry, add 1 Tbsp of water or liquid of your choice at a time until the icing reaches the right consistency.
I made this to fill and cover a 9” square cake and still had loads left.
My go to icing is Italian Meringue Buttercream and I use regular Italian Meringue for Dominican style cakes.