I am making a wedding cake for my sister in law i made her bridal shower cake with buttercream dream and she still thought it was to sweet does anybody have a good buttercream recipe thats good for wedding cakes also wont stick to the boards between the layers? The wedding is in 2 weeks so please help.....
Have you tried sugarshack's recipe...it's made with sweetex(hi-ratio) shortening, holds up well in the warm weather and isn't overly sweet. Hi-ratio shortening is made specifically for frostings/icings.
Also to help with the sticking problem.....
You can sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on top of each tier before you place the next tier on top.
I havent tried that what flavorings would you put in it? Also where can i get sweetex i live in a small town in southern vermont not any place around here would have highratio shortening?
Thank you I will have to look more into that recipe...
If you don't have time to secure hi-ratio shortening, indydebi's recipe which uses the new Crisco is also very good:
Here's another highly rated recipe by cakepro:
Here's a link to a place where you can order the hi-ratio. They are an awesome company. I ordered something last Sunday and received it on Wednesday (reg shipping) and I'm in MA.
Please note that it IS Sweetex hi-ratio, however the manager explained to me (on the phone) that Sweetex and Alpine will no longer allow them to put the name brand on the smaller containers (since they are repackaging them, they need to put their company name on it).
I also order Wedding bouquet flavoring from them, which is similar to what Sharon uses in her icing.
Thank you I will have to try one these recipes. I am going to tryto order high ratio shortening and hopefully get it in time. If anyone has any other recipes they use for wedding cakes please let me know i dont want the cake to fall apart while we are at the wedding...
If anyone has any other recipes they use for wedding cakes please let me know i dont want the cake to fall apart while we are at the wedding...
You've received the most popular/successful hi-ratio and Crisco based recipes on CC.
Also, frosting doesn't keep a cake from falling apart.... It's the job of the cake support system to keep everything upright and stable.
Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:
It's a long read, but it can be very helpful.