Buttercream For Piping Basket Weave Design

Decorating By vevmom Updated 11 Sep 2014 , 3:13am by -K8memphis

vevmom Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 1:56am
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I am finishing up my Nantucket Basket Purse cake for my Mother who is 90 this weekend.  I have been practising the basket weave design.  I am wondering what recipe for buttercream works best for this type of cake design.  I will have to pipe the entire cake including the top and sides with the basketweave design.  What is recommended for the icing?  I practised with a already made icing and noticed that as it sat, it melted together so that the lines of the design were less succinct.  I am hoping that my home made butter cream has more reliability!  Any suggestions?

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vldutoit Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 2:19am
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AI always use American buttercream but I imagine you could use any version with equally positive results.

vevmom Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 2:21am
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kakeladi Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 2:34am
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This is a great one - especially if you use only 2 cup Crisco and 1/2 C butter. 

-K8memphis Posted 11 Sep 2014 , 3:13am
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AAdd corn starch if it's too loose and test the icing before you pipe make sure it's ok

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