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!!!
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.
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
I love the whipped cream buttercream from this website. It's light and fluffy and doesn't crust.....it's not too sweet either....