hema128s Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 10:06am
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Hello everyone, 

 

just a quick question, will reducing the amount of icing sugar affect the stability of my american buttercream?  I use a little bit less than 3 cups of icing sugar for 1 cup of butter. 

 

Any advice??

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leah_s Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 11:36am
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AThe standard ratio is one cup fat per one pound confectioners sugar. Less sugar will make it crust less.

ttaunt Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 7:55pm
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What is a high ratio shortening that I can purchase at any grocery store?

manddi Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 8:50pm
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AGrocery stores don't generally carry high ratio shortening. If you don't have access to high ratio, use shortening that still has trans fats in it.

leah_s Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 9:04pm
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AHR Shortening is a specialty product for the baking trade. Some cake supplies stores (not craft stores) carry it, as do bakery supply wholesal and restaurant suppliers. It's generally sold in 50 pound blocks.

ttaunt Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 9:27pm
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Thanks for info. WOW 50 pound blocks -probably couldn't even lift it. Well I guess I'll continue using cheap walmart brand,because Crisco is too soft for some reason.

sixinarow Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 10:24pm
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AYou can buy it at many local cake decorating supply stores or online at several places in much smaller sizes. I buy it in a 3lb bucket since I don't need huge quanities!! :)

ttaunt Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 11:47pm
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3 pounds sounds better ,I will be looking for it.

keepingitreal21 Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by ttaunt 

Thanks for info. WOW 50 pound blocks -probably couldn't even lift it. Well I guess I'll continue using cheap walmart brand,because Crisco is too soft for some reason.

Crisco went too soft when they took out all the trans fat.

ttaunt Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 9:32pm

Does anyone know a good cream chees frosting recipe that is stiff. Mine keeps sliding off my cupcakes. My cupcakes were completely cooled.

manddi Posted 12 Jul 2013 , 9:34pm

ATry Edna De La cruz's cream cheese Frosting. Designmeacake.com

ttaunt Posted 13 Jul 2013 , 3:33am

Thanks ,I'll go look that up.

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