This is another version of my Strawberry Butter Cream Filling that has been increasing in popularity on Cake Central. This Blackberry Butter Cream is an absolutely beautiful icing and lovely filling. It sets your cakes above anyone else’s…Hope you enjoy it as much as my clients have!


  • * 3 cups butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 – 32 oz. bags 10X sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 over-flowing Tablespoon Creme Bouquet
  • Dash Salt
  • 24 oz jar of Blackberry Preserves


  1. Beat for 3 to 4 minutes: 3 cups butter, room temperature and
    1 cup Crisco
    Add (slowly): 2 – 32 oz. bags 10X sugar (powdered sugar)
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 over-flowing Tablespoon Creme Bouquet
    Dash salt
    Beat for 5 minutes and slowly add the rest of the heavy whipping cream, (It is your preference how much more you put into this).
    On the highest speed, “beat the dickens” out it for another 5 minutes.
    Out of this icing, take what you think will be enough for your cake filling and put it into a separate bowl.
    With a large spoon, add:
    1/2 of a 24 oz. jar of Blackberry Preserves
    Fold into the butter cream and place between the layers of your cake.
    Use the rest of the butter cream to crumb coat your cake


Ellyane Says... 2010-11-17 21:15:43

What is Creme Bouquet?

insaneusmcwife Says... 2010-11-27 23:04:14

Its a flavor enhancer that you can get at Its a blend of lemon, vanilla and other complementary flavors.

Lionlove Says... 2010-12-06 23:20:02

Can u use this Filling under MMF??

CathyW Says... 2010-12-08 14:45:20

With that much heavy cream, must this cake be kept refrigerated. For instance, if I use it on a wedding cake, which will be displayed for many hours (unrefrigerated) will it spoil? I know sugar is a preservative, but is that asking too much of the cream? Thanks, Cathy

lchristi27 Says... 2011-01-09 12:09:15

I use this recipe all the time, for everything. It is by far the BEST frosting recipe ever. Cathy-I have left a frosted cake out for at least 3 days and the frosting is still good. It doesnt melt either under hot weather. I thought for sure it would, but it holds up like a dream. You cannot go wrong with this recipe!

schasis Says... 2011-01-20 08:52:35

can't wait to try this...

schasis Says... 2011-01-20 08:53:24

can you get creme bouquet in a grocery store or only online?

KDKirk Says... 2011-02-01 22:49:51

if you cannot find creme bouquet is there something that can be used as a substitue?

glesgagal Says... 2011-02-10 21:03:45

Does anyone know if it Is possible to get/buy creme bouquet in Canada?....Thanks

missibakes Says... 2011-02-15 17:35:50

creme bouquet comes from CK products and is sold by many online stores. i bought it from a local cake decorating shop, but have only seen it online besides that. www(.)shopbakersnook(.)com is the website. i use creme bouquet in all my icings. people will rave over your cakes!

missibakes Says... 2011-02-15 17:37:50

i use 1 teaspoon each vanilla (clear or regular) and creme bouquet in a batch of buttercream.

Lydia2u Says... 2011-02-17 09:40:23

You might also want to look at the "Wedding Bouquet" offered by Sandra ... it is a very smooth & tasty concoction & quite reasonable in cost ... she'll mail it to you directly ... I have become a convert & it isn't too citris'y which I felt the creme bouquet was ... more like the traditional european tastes of flavorings! Also - remember that sugar is a preservative! That small amt of milk will not spoil being preserved with all of that sugar within a reasonable amt of time of course! Can't wait to try that recipe - thinking that I might replace the blackberry with raspberry and it would be just as fabulous! Thank you for the great recipe!

Pacific Says... 2011-02-17 19:04:19

Not sure where in Canada you are but...but Goldas Kitchen might carry it. You would have to goggle it. They carry Lorans Oil, as does Bulk Barn. Cream Bouquet substitute: I use the following: 1 Part Pure Vanilla 1 Part Pure Almond 1 Part Pure Lemon Hope this helps.

Linjenner Says... 2011-03-06 04:09:31

Lydia, Where do you get the Wedding Bouquet? I have also found the Creme Bouquet to have too much of a citrusy taste. Thanks!

Empstercakes Says... 2011-03-07 15:16:53

Pacific, thanks for your post on sharing of the Cream Bouquet substitute. It works for me. .

Izzy1 Says... 2011-03-13 08:47:08

When you say to take out what you need for your filling and add preserves are you not covering the whole cake in the blackberry butter cream?

Bcake3 Says... 2011-03-25 14:17:30

About how much does this make? Thanks bcake3.

carmijok Says... 2011-03-27 23:35:43

I use cream bouquet in my cake batter. It is particularly good with a French Vanilla cake. It is however, very strong and a little goes a really long way. If you've found it too citrusy, then cut back the amount you're using. I only use a little over a 1/4 tsp for my cake. this frosting sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it!

Ashjac02 Says... 2011-04-13 08:07:17

What kind of cake do you typically make with this frosting? Thank you!

mzunique Says... 2011-04-22 11:05:48

This recipe looks amazing! I really want to use it for an easter cake, but I just want to make enough for a filling. I don't want to use fondant, so I plan on using white buttercream to ice the cake with, as I need a white cake base for decorating. Is there any way you can give me the amount of ingredients to make enough for filling only? It would be much appreciated! Thank you so much for sharing!

Cute_lil_bean Says... 2011-05-15 05:15:05

How long will this recipe keep in the refrigerator? Is 4-5 days realistic?

blue329 Says... 2011-05-23 07:06:36

Some have said they don't care for the creme bouquet. I am wondering how the recipe would taste by just omitting it. Also, has anyone tried fondant on this icing? Did it work okay for a cake made a day in advance of event? Refrigerate or not?

Anira72 Says... 2011-05-24 11:02:32

I use this with raspberry preserves and it's to die for. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

blue329 Says... 2011-05-28 16:56:44

I tried this & I definitely think leave the creme bouquet out. The recipe itself was wonderful but I did not care for creme bouquet. Next time I'll just omit that ingredient & I am sure it will be heavenly.

sugarpinkicing Says... 2011-06-23 04:18:01

can I omit the vegetable shortening and replace it with butter?

sugarpiecakes Says... 2011-07-03 13:22:59

I just made a quickie version of this to test it, and I had trouble with the seeds...I make quick "preserves" by cooking the blackberries with sugar and a little bit of water, it tasted great but every mouthful was full of seeds???? Any suggestions??

Tasnim Says... 2011-07-26 12:59:40

Hi, I am from South Africa and our measurements are different from your country So to clearify the measurement please advise what do you mean my 2 X 32 oz bags 10x powder suga? I have converted 32 oz. And it work's out to 900grams is this correct? Also I am not sure if we get creme bouquet so I was wondering if I can make a mixture of Venilla and lemon essence?

I would really appreciate your feedback as I want to try it out for a special occasion Thank you

dawnybird Says... 2011-08-13 16:07:45

Sugarpiecakes, To eliminate the seeds, just strain your preserves through a sieve first. I hate seeds too! Or, if you use store-bought preserves, you can get seedless.

MommaDukes Says... 2011-08-16 06:57:02

I can't wait to try this, I have been looking for a filling. SOUNDS YUMMY, I may try it with raspberry on chocoalte.

grammy1963 Says... 2011-09-11 14:16:08

According to your recipe it sounds like you only use the blackberry for the filling. Do you you use it for the whole cake? With this much butter in it can it be used in piping the shell edges and stay out of the refrigerator for 2 days for a wedding? Do you use this with a white cake or yellow and have you ever used blackberry liqueur?

grammy1963 Says... 2011-09-11 14:26:42

It's Grammy1963 again. I just reread your recipe. Aren't there bits of fruit in preserves?How does that look on a frosted cake? Also you suggest beating the dickens out of the icing - doesn't it turn the whipping cream into butter and get chunky?? So sorry to be pesty. Thankyou

Baker_1 Says... 2011-10-01 15:19:41

LOVED it! i made it for a birthday cake and got requests to make it for a wedding cake and a aneversary cake!:) yummy!!! and grammu1963, no, since the cream is in the other ingredients it does not turn to butter! :) but i just put the preserves in the filling and had a white icing for frosting. it depends on how you want your cake to look!

Beasia Says... 2012-09-26 09:51:22

Hi and thank you for sharing ;-) I would like to ask if you can freeze this buttercream? and how long can you keep it in the fridge? Please can you let me know ;-) Thank you, Beata

Beasia Says... 2012-09-28 00:05:17

Hi and thank you for sharing I would like to ask if you can freeze this buttercream? and how long can you keep it in the fridge? Please can you let me know Thank you, Beata Read more at

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