Decorator's Icing Without Crisco

Baking By Kristiar Updated 5 Sep 2009 , 3:30am by Texas_Rose

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Kristiar Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:18am
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Does anyone out there have a great icing recipe that I can use for decorators icing that doesn't use crisco or very little crisco? I'm not really a huge fondant fan, but I am looking for something not so greasy to use.
thanks so much for any help anyone can give.

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BlakesCakes Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:30am
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Well, you just wind up switching out one greasy substance--crisco or hi ratio shortening--for another--butter. Same goes for any of the meringue buttercreams............

You can mix and match shortening + butter in any ratio that you prefer. In the summer, butter melts much faster (at a lower temp) than shortening, so I use 3/4 or 2/3 shortening. In the winter, I use 50/50 or all butter--depends on the cake.


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Texas_Rose Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 3:30am
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There are different icings out there...IMBC or SMBC which use butter and granulated sugar, that might be what you're looking for. I haven't tried them because the people I bake for are too happy with what I already use. There's also whipped ganache.

As far as the fondant goes, you need to try making your own before you decide you hate it icon_biggrin.gif

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