Holy cow, is that some AWESOME tasting icing!
I was reading earlier today about different ideas on here and deciding to make a cake with some new things I've learned from CC. I made a cake mix cake with extender (so far, so good). Tried the flower nail trick (which didn't really do the trick as well as I would have thought, but I may have used too much cake mix in the pan)....and I made the Butter Cream Dream icing! THAT STUFF TASTES SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!
If you haven't tried this icing, you MUST! It's heavenly!
(now....I must return to finish licking my icing bowl!)
Thanks for the tip! I will put this on my list of things to try.
how do you make the buttercream dream icing??
I deff 2nd that! I just made it the other day and WOW!!!
I'm so glad you like bc dream! That is my standard icing now. I love it!
I always get compliments on that icing when I use it. I tell them I learned it all on Cake Central. Com!
BC Dream is the only bc I use now. I love it!
hi! I LOVE this recipe. for anyone looking, the recipe is:
1 stick butter (unsalted)
1 stick butter (salted)
1 cup shortening
2lb bag of confectioner's sugar
3 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
5-6 tablespoons of milk (cold)
Cream butter and shortening. Add clear vanilla extract then add confectioner's sugar. Allow confectioner's sugar to blend well then add milk. For thinner consistency, add more than 6 tablespoons of milk.
I use heavy cream or half and half usually instead of milk and it might just be in my head because I LOVE heavy cream, but I think it makes it taste even better
oh, and ive also done it with water and its just as good. :]
This is my staple recipe and I love it. I have actually tinkered with it a little and now use more butter and less shortening. I also mix up the flavoring. Right now I use butter, almond and vanilla flavorings but I'm going to try creme bouquet as soon as I can pick some up. I get rave reviews on this icing!
I can't remember...........does this icing crust or not?
Yes, it will crust. I use the Viva Paper towel method to get it really smooth and I have never had a problem.
I use this one all the time. In fact my son's birthday cake was filled with this and crushed up oreos last weekend. My family came up to me and raved about how this is one of the best buttercreams they have ever eaten and even the men were asking questions about my buttercream dream (It was great because my cousin who likes to trash talk my cakes was there ) Anyways, I make mine with water usually but using heavy cream makes it taste good too.
I completely agree!! I used it for the first time this week for my logo cake and it tasted great and smoothed out great. What more can you ask for?
I'im not sure if it crusts or not. It's soooo smooth though! It's all I can do but to not eat it all before I need to ice these cakes! The recipe doesn't say anything about it crusting either. Anyone know? Does it crust?
Reading all this.......I'm definately going to have to try it now
I really don't like the Wilton BC so I'll be trying this very soon!! One question though, what's the exact measurement of a stick of butter? 1/2 cup? Thanks!
so you dont have to put meringe powder it the icing and it still crusts??
I agree with heiser73. If you make this using heavy whipping cream it is so yummy. I also add a couple of drops of creme bouquet. I love this recipe.
a stick of butter is just that: ONE stick of butter. Like what you'd put out on your butter dish.
I would like to know how much a stick of butter is too. Obviously its one stick, but whats the equivilant? Lets say you had a tub of butter, and not a stick, what would be the measurement equivilant?
Anyone have an idea?
Butter comes differently in different countries so keep in mind that all our cc friends are not familiar with what we deal with in the States.
Yes, one stick of butter is 1/2 cup.
1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup or .25 lb
1 box of butter = 2 cups or 1 lb
thanks everyone for clearing that up! Those of us who didn't know appreciate your help
Okay, now you've convinced to me to finally try the recipe.
With this having butter, and milk or cream in it does it have to be kept in the fridge? TIA
Ditto to Kimmycake's question??
sorry. I didn't understand the question at first about the stick of butter! It must have been the sugar rush I was experiencing due to this awesome tasting bc icing!
This icing is okay to set out a couple of days.