Tasteful & Spreadable Buttercream

Baking By GARY Updated 21 Mar 2008 , 5:00am by JanH

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GARY Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:41pm
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I'm looking for an excellent buttercream recipe that taste good & is easily spreadable....I've been having trouble getting it to spread smooth. Any suggestion?? I'm fairly new to cake decorating, but I really want to learn more.

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tiptop57 Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:42pm
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Please try ShirelyW's IMBC in the recipe section. It is wonderful!

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shisharka Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 8:56pm
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I've been making this one for a year, and I absolutely love it:

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OhMyGoodies Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 9:00pm
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Check my recipes out and try mine. It's great. Tastes wonderful! and spreads nicely! One thing though I have found with all butter creams, if you mix it too much you get too much air into it and it never gets smooth.

Another thing with my recipe, it's TOO sweet when using store brand powdered sugar, but perfect when using Domino brand powdered sugar. Also I use real butter w/salt added so I don't have to add a pinch of salt or anything like that. I always use Whole Milk and only whole milk as water and crisco don't mix icon_wink.gif

Good luck!

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JanH Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 10:08pm
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Overview of different frostings by type:
(With handy troubleshooting chart on last page.)


More information on the meringue b/c's (with recipes, including ShirleyW's) as well as info on raw egg white safety:


Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:
(With all posted CC recipes. and more.)


Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:
(Overview, master, white chocolate and other recipes, how to glaze, stack and more.)


Chocolate 101:


Everything you ever wanted to know about Rich's Bettercreme (and Pastry Pride):
(With recipes and decorating help.)


Techniques to Smooth Buttercream:

(Melvira Method.)

(Original Paper Towel Method.)

(Upside Down Technique.)

How to Smooth Cake help threads:




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msthang1224 Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 11:20pm
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janh yr the best

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JanH Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 5:00am
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Back at you, msthang1224. icon_smile.gif

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