Crusting Buttercream.. Can You Use All Crisco?

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Amy061810 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 1:10am
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I have only done 1 wedding cake before. I used the Crusting BC recipe on this site for VIVA, and I had a slight problem with the cake getting hairline cracks. Not sure if it was the weather or what....It was on a thick cake board and wasnt moved at all. I have another wedding cake this coming saturday and was wondering if everyone uses this same recipe or can I use all crisco and no butter...would that help with the cracking?? OR is there a different recipe I can try???

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icer101 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 1:18am
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hi, lots of people on c/c use indydebi's recipe and love it . Try that and see how you like it. She says to just beat the devil out of it.(beat it along time) ha! Lots others use sugarshacks b/c recipe and love hers. i have tried both and like them too. Most of the time, when i make american b/c , i use butter and crisco, etc. hth

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VentureSister Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 1:28am
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Try Indydebi's recipe. And use crisco not the store brand. Since I have tried Indydebi's recipe that is all I use (yes it is that good). icon_biggrin.gif

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erincc Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 2:08am
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Another vote for Indydebi's BC!!! You won't regret it!

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sweettreat101 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 7:07am
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I don't like Crisco in my butter cream. I used to use it several years ago until they changed the formula but now I only use Hi ratio or store brands that still contain trans fat. If you are using Indebys frosting recipe with Dream whip it will be fine but regular butter cream recipes turn out extremely greasy and your colors won't mix well.

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