I finally broke down and bought some hi-ratio shortening. I tried one recipe for buttercream and wasn't too crazy about it. It consisted of 1 cup shortening, 2 cups PS, 1/2 cup milk and flavorings. I didn't find it very smooth and creamy like I was hoping.
Does anyone have a good crusting buttercream recipe they'd like to share using hi-ratio shortening? I prefer not using butter in my buttercream, just shortening and butter flavoring. Or should I just stick to my regular recipe and replace the Crisco with hi-ratio?
Thanks for any help.
ASugarshack has a good recipe.
Just curious why you don't want to use butter? My recipe below calls for butter but you can replace the butter with shortening. To answer your question, you can just stick to your regular recipe and replace the Crisco with hi-ratio.
Crusting Buttercream Icing
- 2 cups of hi ratio shortening
- 4 sticks butter
- 4 pounds powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 tbls. flavorings (I like to use 1 tbls. vanilla, 1 tbls. almond, 1 tbls. lemon juice)
- Hot liquid as needed (Note: make the liquid by mixing half cup of hot water with half cup of powdered coffee creamer)