I normally use (and really love Indydebi's buttercream), however, I have to do a cake today for someone who has requested fondant (Jennifer Dontz's) and a not so sweet icing under.
I have already baked the cake (White Chocolate WASC), and I have to get busy. I am just afraid that Indydebi's will be too sweet for them.
So, I am looking for a recipe that tastes GREAT and maybe isn't so overpoweringly(is that even a word ) sweet!
Any help would be great.
Thanks in advance - mandi
This is what I use under my fondant:
2 c hi-ratio shortening (Crisco is fine)
2 T cornstarch
2 lbs PS
2 T corn syrup
¼ c flour
½ c vanilla creamer or evaporated milk
1 t salt
2 T meringue powder
2 T butter flavoring
(1 T vanilla if not using vanilla creamer)
Otherwise, you could probably just add an extra teaspoon of salt to your regular recipe.
MacsMom; how much flour and vanilla? i get a funky icon next the ingredient in place of the amount
Thanks - I will have to try it, I have read a bunch about using creamers. I like that idea.
Does your icing crust?
I, too, see the funky icon, but I think that it is supposed to be half, right?
I forget about that with my Word fonts!
It's 1/4 c cornstarch and 1/2 c creamer.
Yes, it crusts. (But I always cover mine in fondant anyway).
Thanks, I will give it a try today!! YIPPEE!
I'm sorry, I keep rushing and not paying attention....
It's 1/4 c flour (1/2 c vanilla creamer)
Why don't you try Shirley's IMBC? It is in the recipes here. It is not too sweet and very smooth and silky and easy to smooth.
I like the house buttercream from Whimsical Bake House. It's not very sweet at all, more like a whipped icing. I believe it is in the recipe section here, but if you search for it I know I have seen it posted in the forums before too.
MACS MOM DO YOU JUST PUT ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND BEAT IT?