Super Sturdy Buttercream

Baking By Katie0316 Updated 18 Jul 2011 , 7:39pm by theCword

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Katie0316 Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 7:13pm
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Hi all,

I'm looking for foolproof recipes for super sturdy buttercream (preferably not too heavy on the crisco). Because of the heat lately, I've been having major problems with my buttercream softening. I simply need the buttercream to be piped onto a cupcake and for it to stay in its place.

I'm making 100 cupcake favors which will be sitting out indoors for 4 hours.


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mandyloo Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 7:33pm
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This is an all crisco recipe (which I know you said you don't prefer) but it's incredibly highly recommended, and I just used it (for the millionth time) last weekend at a Christmas In July picnic and my cupcakes sat in the mid 90's with no problem all afternoon.

Indydebis Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing

* 1-1/3 cups Cricso
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk, depending on consistency needed
3 Tbsp powdered Dream Whip (*)
2-3 Tbsp clear vanilla, depending on your personal taste
2 lbs powdered sugar

(*) A powdered whipped topping mix made by Kraft Foods, usually found in the cake/sugar aisle in the grocery.


Theres no wrong way to mix this. I usually mix all but the powdered sugar for a minute or two, then gradually add the sugar, but the only reason I did this was to avoid the sugar-splash factor. The longer the mixer runs, the smoother it gets. Sifting the powdered sugar before blending helps with smoothness but is not necessary.

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TinkerCakes Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 7:38pm
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Indydebis Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing is the way to go if you need it to hold up in the heat. Try it....I bet you will like it even though it crisco based.

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theCword Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 7:39pm
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I used the same one as mandyloo for my husband's 30th b-day party. It was on a BOAT on a lake in 100 degree weather! They did wonderful!
I also made a cake with a second batch of the same icing but took out some of the crisco and although it stood, it had a wet look to it (sweating?).

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