Buttercream Recipe From "from Karens Kitchen" Onli

Decorating By cupycakesmurf Updated 20 Sep 2008 , 3:09pm by cylstrial

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cupycakesmurf Posted 18 Sep 2008 , 7:09pm
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Does anyone know anything about this recipe? It sounds great, so I'm going to try it. I just wanted some feedback first, though!

It can be found here - http://www.wrenscottage.com/kitchen/recipes/icing/crust_butter.php

These are the ingredients:

2 pounds sifted confectionersâ (powdered) sugar
1/2 cup or 1 stick of softened butter
1 1/2 cups solid vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons clear vanilla extract
1/3 cup water for icing the cake -or-
1/4 cup water for stiff consistency
1/4 teaspoon imitation almond extract

It says it's a crusting buttercream. Tell me about it if you've tried it -- is it yummy and how well does it crust? Thanks everyone!


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JanH Posted 19 Sep 2008 , 7:18am
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That's a standard (good) American b/c recipe (1 cup fat to 1# powdered sugar). icon_smile.gif

The same recipe with minor variations:




Popular CC American b/c recipes:
(Using less fat per lb. of powdered sugar.)


(Brite White, Angel White & Snow White are all icing bases, which might be available at local cake decorating shops or available online.)


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cylstrial Posted 20 Sep 2008 , 3:09pm
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Thanks for listing all of these recipes in one spot! It's great!! I'm going to start trying them!

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