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?
AI always use American buttercream but I imagine you could use any version with equally positive results.
AAdd corn starch if it's too loose and test the icing before you pipe make sure it's ok