Buttercream... Help!

Baking By mum321 Updated 22 May 2011 , 2:04pm by sillywabbitz

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mum321 Posted 22 May 2011 , 9:42am
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I would like to know the best recipes to use for buttercream, as I see some FABULOUSLY iced cakes on here that have used buttercream... When I have used buttercream it ends up in a huge mess.
Is it due to the type of buttercream, the "tools" used to spread it, or is it just skill and ability?

Any good recipes are greatly appreciated!

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indydebi Posted 22 May 2011 , 1:28pm
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what do you call "a huge mess"? what recipe(s) are you using?

We are better able to help you fix it if we know what you're doing. thumbs_up.gif

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wildflowercakes Posted 22 May 2011 , 1:29pm
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Google Sugarshack buttercream. It is my favorite and I think you'll find many others agree.

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LindaF144a Posted 22 May 2011 , 1:46pm
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Thanks Deb! The word "buttercream" is synonymous with frosting. It gets confusing sometimes.

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sillywabbitz Posted 22 May 2011 , 2:04pm
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Indydebi and Sugarshack's recipe's are probably the two most popular. I've worked with them both with great success. Depending on your area one recipe may have ingredients that are easier to find than anothericon_smile.gif

The recipe does effect the texture and look of the icing but technique is a large part of it. Sugarshack's "Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD" is a fantastic resource for getting beautifully smooth buttercream and nice straight edges and corners.
Her DVDs are available at

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