Buttercream Icing

Baking By sofia0710 Updated 18 May 2009 , 1:38pm by sofia0710

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sofia0710 Posted 18 May 2009 , 9:37am
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I am new to this website. I am using Wilton buttercream icing recipe but the outcome of my icing is not smooth. It is rather brittle. I can taste the icing sugar bits which I have shifted before using. What did I do wrong? Or can you share your recipes which can produce a smoother texture of buttercream icing for me to try?

BTW, the wilton's icing is also dries up fast. I have cracks on my cakes on the following days.

I was reading bunnywoman's post but I can't find her buttercream icing recipes which she posted.

Please help. Thanks.

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underthesun Posted 18 May 2009 , 10:01am
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Welcome to CC! Never used the Wilton recipe, so I can't help you with those issues. My favorite buttercream recipe is by Serious_Cakes. Instead of Crisco, I use hi-ratio shortening, but I've made it both ways. Always smooth. I decrease liquid by a couple of tbl due to living in high humidity.


utube video by Serious_Cakes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcCbN2I4xI&NR=1

There are several others recommended a lot on CC. I'm sure others will be sharing.

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traab859 Posted 18 May 2009 , 10:15am
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This may be a dumb question but what kind of sugar are you using? When you said "sugar bits" it made me think of granulated sugar not powdered sugar. I use the Wilton recipe a lot and never had any problems with it that couldn't be fixed with a little milk.

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sofia0710 Posted 18 May 2009 , 1:38pm
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Thanks for replying.
Underthesun, This is great. I'll give this a try.
Traab859, I used icing sugar.

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