hi all! i was wondering if anyone had any different buttercream recipes that were good for decorating. i always use the basic Wilton buttercream that i learned from class, but i find that it is really overpowering and too sweet! Ive looked in the recipe section but there's too many to chose from!! any you recommend? thank you very much!!!
If you go into the recipes forum, you will find lots of great ones, Sorry I do not know how to post links.
I got sick of that recipe too. I have used jkalmans version of SMBC, which is great, I have some fine tuning of that to do. Have tried to make Sugarshacks recipe...disaster, but I am not faulting the recipe for my mistakes. I keep trying new ones though...next up is Indydebi's Crisco based with Dream Whip!
I have been thru them all! Debi's is the best. I make it using a bit of butter instead of some of the crisco, just to pacify the picky eaters in my house, but not enough to compromise the frosting. It crusts sooooo well. Tastes great, very dreamy to work with and doesn't have that crisco-y flavor that some of the others have.
It also doesn't have the super butteryness of the IMBC & SMBC and is much easier to make. I especially like using it on cupcakes since the crusting is very handy when moving them.....
I'm partial to hi-ratio American b/c's.
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thank you so much!