Indydebi's Buttercream

Baking By sweetobsesions Updated 24 Jul 2014 , 1:34am by sweetobsesions

sweetobsesions Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 12:01am
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ASo I tried the Indydebi's buttercream & I loved the way it spread & everything but it tasted like really sweet to me... Did I do something wrong? I hear great things about it!


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MKC Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 12:56pm
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AIt will be sweet. There is 2 pounds of sugar after all. I tried it for the first time last week and I didn't use all of the 2 pounds. I think I used around 1.5 pounds and then played with the quantity of milk instead.

sweetobsesions Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 1:05pm
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AYeah I know it's going to be sweet but it was really overwhelming to me. Did it turn out okay the way you made it? [@]MKC[/@]

MKC Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 1:16pm
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In my opinion, it taste a lot like the buttercream used for store bought cakes (not a bad thing at's really good).


I usually use Swiss meringue buttercream. I think I will use Indydebi's for children's cakes or when the weather is humid and very warm.

vldutoit Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 2:00pm
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AFor me, substituting some salted butter for the shortening helps cut the sweet.

FlourPots Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 2:03pm
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I used to make Indydeb's recipe all the time...I ALWAYS added 1/2 tsp. salt and decreased the powdered sugar to 6 cups.

sweetobsesions Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 8:54pm
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A[@]MKC[/@] Yeah that's what I was thinking! It tasted like canned frosting but sweeter.

[@]vldutoit[/@] Ah that's a good idea!

[@]FlourPots[/@] Did it turn out pretty good? I love the consistency of it but not the flavor!!

Thank you all so much I don't know what I would do without this site!

FlourPots Posted 22 Jul 2014 , 9:41pm
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It always turned out great and not too sweet with the tweaks I mentioned.


(I only stopped making it because I found one I love even more...the marshmallow bc from Jessicakes)

sweetobsesions Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 10:10am
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A[@]FlourPots[/@] Okay cool!

Hmm I haven't heard of that one!


rosa369 Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 12:03pm
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FlourPots, where can we find the  recipe of the marshmallow bc from jessicakes?

MKC Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 12:31pm
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AYou can find it on her blog in the "commonly asked questions" section.

AnnieCahill Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 1:11pm
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If you reduce the sugar in Indy's recipe it won't have the same consistency.  That's what makes her recipe crust so well, because there's so much powdered sugar in it.  I would also use salted butter and add some salt.

FlourPots Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 2:58pm
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Yes...the recipe is on her blog...


Scroll down to: "What buttercream do you use?"


It's the second one...


This is THE BEST tasting buttercream ever!


I add 1/2 tsp. salt

I use 2Tb + 1 tsp (instead of the 3 listed) of Vanilla because I use Vanilla Bean Paste (Nielsen-Massey)

I use Kraft brand marshmallow cream


I've never tried the cream cheese version, but I have decreased the vanilla and added lemon oil & coconut flavoring (together)...OMG...sooo good!

sweetobsesions Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 1:34am
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ACan't wait to try this! After I make my next cake order! [@]FlourPots[/@]

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