Originally Posted by MGonzalez
I was wondering what you gals use for your cakes because the pictures are amazing. Do you always use the same recipe or do you change? Do you mind sharing your recipe? I want to find a good one, and stick with it. Please help!
I use 100% Crisco buttercream on most of my cakes. Love the firmness of the icing, creamy and tastes good. I add almond extract for extra flavor.
I use it mainly for birthday cakes for kids because it holds shape really good and its great for pipping character cakes.
For family occasions I like to experiment. I have used Extra Special Buttercream where you add Whipping Cream to 100% Crisco recipe and omit the water and/or milk.
I am currently experimenting with Italian Meringue Buttercream. You have to boil the sugar to a syrup and then add to meringue whipped egg whites.