I'm pretty much just starting out with decorating cakes, and have been ask to decorate my friends wedding cake. What is the best buttercream icing to use on a wedding cake? One that does good for piping and smooths really good. Thanks for any advice.
Look for Indydebi's buttercream and Sugarshack's buttercream on this website.
Indydebi's bc or sugarshacks bc. Both crusts well so that you can get smooth. They're both excellent for high heat and humidity.
In mixer beat your cream for about 15 mins. on low/med. speed. Scraping down sides a few times.
For Indydebi's recipe, add flavoring, dream whip and hot liquid and mix well about 15 mins
Add powdered sugar and mix on med. speed for about 20 mins.
Indydebi's recipe calls for crisco but you could use hi ratio or a store brand shortening as long as it has transfat in it. Her recipe requires less shortening to powder sugar.
Sugarshacks recipe calls for hi ratio shortening but you can use brand name shortening. Her recipe uses equal cups of shortening and powder sugar.
Double Indydebi's recipe so that it will full up your mixing bowl and the beater is covered by the bc. The is based on Sugarshacks technique on making bc. You get no air bubbles this way. You should really check out her 'how to make buttercream tutorial" her name is Sharon Zambito. Do a search here for her buttercream tips.
Her video is on Youtube.
If you want an all butter recipe I use luvbuttercream's in the recipe section but I sub butter for the crisco portion. I've never made it with the shortening.
If you want shortening I love Indydebi's recipe, and I have made hers with half butter half shortening and it's great that way too!
Thank you ladies so much. I'm going to look up those recipes.