Beyond Buttercream?

Decorating By msc2006 Updated 24 Jun 2008 , 8:36am by JanH

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msc2006 Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 7:17pm
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Do any of you ever use any other type of frosting to decorate your cakes with besides buttercream? Not that I don't like buttercream, infact it's the only kind of frosting that I've ever made from scratch but I was just wondering if there any other kinds you can make that taste good but are still good for decorating? Thanks all! icon_cool.gif

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JoAnnB Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 7:23pm
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There are numerous variations of 'buttercream' some that don't even include butter as an ingredient. Take a look in the recipe section, you will see many of the variations. You just have to try them to see which you like best. Everyone has a different favorite.

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aswartzw Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 7:39pm
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What kind of buttercream do you make? There are buttercreams with Crisco or High-ratio, buttercreams with all butter, or buttercreams that are half-butter and half-Crisco.

You have tons of options so just start trying! icon_wink.gif

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JanH Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 8:36am
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Here's a similar thread you might find helpful:

Everything you ever wanted to know about ganache:

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