What Frosting Do You Use For Decorating Cakes?

Baking By berry621 Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 8:17pm by prterrell

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berry621 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 4:56am
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I usually use the Extra Special Buttercream Icing Recipe to ice my cakes but I tried making flowers and leaves with it and it kept breaking. I've never made flowers before so I don't know if you can use this recipe and I just did something wrong or if I need to use a different recipe. Can someone give me a recipe that will work? I have a cake to make for Thursday. Thanks

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moscakes5 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 6:29am
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Under the recipe tab there is a category for frosting, try there for a variety of frostings. I personally have tried many of them on a variety of cakes. From reading many of discussions on this site you have to try different ones and figure out what works for you. I personally have used Wiltons, Toba Garretts decoraters buttercreams, and SeriousCakes (from youtube) for buttercream flowers.

hope this helps

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poohsmomma Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:57pm
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You can't beat Indydebi's buttercream. It does everything.
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whisperingmadcow Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 2:06pm
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I use either Indydebi's or wiltons. You always know what your going to get with these two recipes. I like wiltons with high ratio shortening. It has a good taste and a good mouth feel.

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TexasSugar Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 3:42pm
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Your recipe is a pretty basic recipe, so it really should make flowers and such. You can always try the other recipes out there, but if you like this one I think you just need to tweek it.

For leaves you need a soft butter cream, so I'd add a little more cream to it.

What kind of flowers are you making??

Is this the recipe you are using?
Extra Special Buttercream Icing Recipe
1 cup butter
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 lbs powdered sugar (8 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon meringue powder (optional)
1 teaspoon clear vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2-1 teaspoon clear butter flavoring
4-6 ounces whipping cream
Wilton’s White White cake color (for very white; no ivory color)

For other flavors, may add cocoa for chocolate frosting and softened cream cheese for cream cheese frosting.

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AngelaM Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 5:10pm
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Ditto on Indydebi's BC. That stuff rocks.

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CakeandDazzle Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 5:21pm
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I use smbc for everything...

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prterrell Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:17pm
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