this is the only frosting I know how to do but I don't like it, I hate it I don't like how it tastes. I want to learn new frostings.
do you have to use high ratio shortening
this one does get old, but everyone loves it. there are lots of other icing recipes on this site to try so get to it! no you do not have to use high ratio, it just makes a smoother icing.
i am not even sure what high ratio shortening is?? help..and where do you find meringue powder???
You don't have to use high ratio... but if you don't you need to use whole milk to add fat. High ratio = transfat. Most shortening is now made with no transfat.
You can get meringue powder at Michael's or AC Moore.
You can get meringue powder in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Look for powdered egg whites.
I use this one but I leave out the butter and use 1 cup shortening. Try using 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon butter leave out almond flavoring. taste great and i also have used milk or water. I prefer using milk still does not spoil because of meringue powder and all that powder sugar.
This frosting is awesome. I used coconut flavoring (1/2 tsp) and 1/4 vanilla and 1/4 butter. yummy!
If I am using this recipe to make a 3 tier wedding cake with filling, is it best to put the cake all together first (all 3 tiers) and then frost them? I’m concerned about it cracking on me if I frost the bottom tier, then place the next layer of cake on top of that and frost it, and so on. Thoughts?
I made this once was soooooooooo sweet blaah and it went thick wasn`t consistent,I would like to find a buttercream that would harden like fondant but yet taste good. There has to be something out there! Help!
i'm new to this site, but have to say that I can't believe the negativity. if you don't like a recipe, go ahead and say why, because you give other people an idea of what it's like in case they have certain preferences, but please don't do it in such an over the top way. I like the modifications. I would have never thought to use coconut, but it sounds good. otmama - ice your tiers separately and then stack them. if you dowel good enough, you should have minimal cracking.
If you don't like how sweet this frosting is, try adding 1/4 teaspoon salt. It always helps a ton!
I thought that adding salt brought out the sweetness and just made it more sweet...?