Crusting Buttercream

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ANGELAKAY264 Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 2:19pm
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I am looking for a simple, great tasting, crusting buttercream recipe. Any recommendations? Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif

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inspiredbymom Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 2:48pm
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I REALLY like Sugarshacks butter cream. It is so easy to work with. It crusts nicely AND it stays "workable" longer than others I have tried. However, I can not get the hi-ratio shortening locally. I have to order my supplies in the fall and spring when it isn't so hot! Depending on your location, you may be able to find it.

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Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 2:54pm
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Edna De La Cruz has a great buttercream recipe but she also uses high ratio shortening. Her website is (Mod edited to provide working link).

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cai0311 Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 3:12pm
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I use SugarShack recipe also. I order my high ratio shortening from my local GFS. They get it in the next day, I don't pay shipping and I can order it all year (not just when it isn't hot out).

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joycesdaughter111 Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 7:18pm
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I just discovered the most AWESOME crusting buttercream here on CC from a recent post just like this. I tried it and loved it. It's in the recipe section and called Extra Special Buttercream. It worked great in 90 degree Wisconsin weather, needs no refrigeration and tastes great.

I normally do not like ANY buttercreams with shortening in them, but this one it fantastic! Add 1/2 c. of Hershey's coco for chocolate. Wow. Colors nicely, too.

You control how much you want it to crust by how much meringue powder you add. Use a full tablespoon for a good crust.

This is now my new "summer/hot weather" buttercream. Thanks to all CCer's who reccommended this one!

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