I know this has been talked about before.... but, I want to know what everyones opinion is on the best buttercream recipe ever. What do you normally frost you cakes with?
I always make my buttercream with this recipe-
1/2 C Butter
1/3 C Shortening
3 C Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Milk
2 TBSP Light Corn Syrup
I love it!
Great question- I have been wandering too myself. All I know and like is the class vanilla buttercream but would like to experiment. I hope you find some great answers!!
I always use Tami's Perfect Buttercream from the Baking 911 website. To me, it's not too sweet but not too greasy - even friends who normally don't like frosting like this one. And since you use heavy cream - I think it gives it an extra creamy texture. Even with the butter and real vanilla - mine comes out white. It also makes the YUMMIEST chocolate buttercream in the history of the world when you add some melted unsweetened chocolate. That makes a light colored chocolate so I add some Special Dark cocoa if I want it dark and oh my goodness - for chocholate lovers only!
I've also heard a lot about the Whimiscal Bakehouse buttercream but I don't have the book so I've never tried it. One of these days I will - it's just so expensive!
I don't use a single buttercream. I use Tami's Perfect a lot when I want a standard buttercream. I also use the Crusting Buttercream (Faux Fondant) recipe a bunch, which I need the crusting factor. When someone wants something fluffy, I used the Whipped Cream Buttercream (has no whipped cream in it!). All are found on this site's recipe section.
Toba Garrett's French vanilla BC...yummiest ever!!!
Sounds like some good ones! I will have to experiment. Thanks for your input!
I use the 1/2 butter, 1/2 crisco recipe for my standard bc and the whimsical bakehouse house bc for my whipped. I prefer the latter.
I always use Toba Garrett's Swiss Meringue buttercream. You can add any flavouring to it. It's super easy and very tasty.
I always use buttercream to ice my cakes. I usually make a lot at a time.
1 cup butter, 1 cup shortening- cream it real good. i usually put it on speed 4 for about a minute and 6 for 2 or 3 minteus.. then start adding the powdered sugar. Put in about 4 cups or until its kinda thick.. then pour in about 1/4 cup of milk- Then add about 1/2 tbs of vanilla.. can add more to taste.. then gradually pour in 10-12 cups of powdered sugar.. It's best to pour like 2 cups at a time and let it mix good before pouring in the rest.
I usually let it just whip real good on speed 4 for a little while- til it's fluffy.
Take it off the mixer and fold it with the spatula.
It makes enough to cover a 2 layer quarter sheet plus decorations. It's light, it's fluffy, and it's the best ever!