Can anyone share their best fool proof recipe for getting a smooth finish on a buttercream frosted cake? One that uses butter?? thanks-Gina
The recipe I use is for a 50 Lb batch, but im sure you could scale it down or find a similar recipe in smaller sizes. Its 5 lbs butter, 5 lbs brite white, 16 lbs sweetex, 30 lbs powdered sugar, 4 oz water, 4 oz vanilla extract, 1 oz almond or orange to taste. Then you fill your kitchen aid full to the brim and whip with the whip for maybe 5 minutes till it gets silky looking. Then it pretty much gets perfectly smooth with just a spatula. I use small pieces of plastic cake collars to smooth out the final finish. Hope that helps!
My favorite buttercream is Serious_Cakes recipe on this site:
I have adjusted the recipe for high humidity, I only use 4 tbl cream and 2tbl corn syrup. I also now use high ratio shortening. I just made chocolate for the first time today and it is great. Never had problems with air bubbles. Very smooth. i use the Sugarshack method with Viva paper towels to get a smooth finish.
thank you for the recipe!! can't wait to try it.