I'm sorry if this is a double post. I'm having a very hard time with the site lately (it keeps telling me that posts don't exist or there is no info or something).
I would like to flavor Sugarshack's Buttercream recipe with the Wilton Clear Vanilla. How much should I use for one batch?
The full batch (5qt KA) and the scaled down 4.5qt KA recipe calls for 4 tablespoons flavoring. So you could use all vanilla if you wanted to.
The last time I made this (the 4.5 qt version) I used 2 tbsp clear vanilla, 1 tbsp almond and 1 tbsp creme bouquet. I just used the regular coffee creamer - no flavor there!
It's pretty much personal preference. I happen to really like the almond and creme bouquet.
I will say I was extremely impressed with how smooth this icing was, and I am definitely using it going forward.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
Karen... I have tried this icing twice... to no avail. Only grainy icing.
Im curious as to what shorteing and powdered sugar you use? Im not sure where I am going wrong. A
I'm using hi-ratio shortening that I ordered from Kitchen Krafts (it comes in a 3 lb tub) and Walmart brand powdered sugar. I also used the Walmart brand powdered coffee creamer (in extra rich).
I used the recipe scaled down for the 4.5 qt KA. It was hands down the smoothest icing I think I've ever made. I know my DH thought I was crazy because I kept telling him he had to come look at the icing!
I can't think of anything special I may have done. I used the same brand of hi-ratio shortening and PS in my old BC recipe.
The only issue I had when making this was questioning the amount of salt (2 tsp). At first, I thought I had put WAY too much, but realized later that it was just fine; it really cuts down some of the sweetness.
Wish I had some better ideas for you!