I Need A Buttercream Frosting That Doesn't Get Hard...

Baking By JenLMT Updated 25 Apr 2006 , 11:51pm by TJSCAKES

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JenLMT Posted 24 Apr 2006 , 6:45pm
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The recipe I have for buttercream turns hard on the outside when I don't cover it with a cake carrier. Does anyone have a recipe that stays soft? When I put the icing on a heavy cake (14" round double layer) it cracks. One of my friends said her kids liked the "crunchy" frosting! HELP!!!

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frogfiend Posted 24 Apr 2006 , 6:59pm
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Try Wiltons extra special buttercream. It has whipping cream in it as well and doesnt crust as hard as the regular buttercream. It also cuts the sweetness.

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mamacc Posted 25 Apr 2006 , 12:52pm
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This is the buttercream recipe that I use. It doesn't crust and tastes awesome. I got it off of the sugarcraft website.

2 C butter
2 C shortening
2 T vanilla (or other flavorings)
2 lbs. powdered sugar

I usually make a double batch in my stand mixer and I also reduce the butter a little bit sometimes and it still works well. Everyone loves this frosting. Good luck


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TJSCAKES Posted 25 Apr 2006 , 11:51pm
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I love the whipped cream buttercream from this website. It's light and fluffy and doesn't crust.....it's not too sweet either....

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