Originally Posted by nashsmom
By using meringue powder with the Wilton all shortening (I don't call that buttercream since there's no butter in it) icing recipe, my roses come out beautiful. I have tried stiff buttercream with no meringue powder and the results are not as good. But I love the buttercream taste so much better, so I compromise & keep a small batch of the all shortening for my roses, and use buttercream for everything else. I have not noticed much of a taste difference between salted or unsalted butter, so I use both, whatever is on sale. Usually the salted butter is cheaper.
hey nash! i think you just answered my question. i went to my wilton class last nite, my 2nd one.. and we were doing the start of roses.
well, i made dawns BC,which i love the taste of, i made the thick consistancy and my base would just fall over! LOL! we were dying laughing. it was soo funny. so i was confused at to what to do!
So, maybe ill use the wilton all Shortening recipe for the roses then use the BC for all other decorations? is that what you do? or use all shortening ofr all the decorating and use dawns BC for icing the cake?