Best Buttercream Recipe?

Baking By pearlcakes Updated 22 Jan 2013 , 12:42am by Cupcations

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pearlcakes Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 8:04pm
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AHi everyone I'm looking for a really good buttercream recipe. Something that is delicious and also light and fluffy so I can frost cupcakes with

Thanks in advance!

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metria Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 10:41pm
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If you'd like to try Italian Meringue Buttercream, I suggest watching this tutorial: 


If you want to try Swiss Meringue Buttercream, here's another: 

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kakeladi Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 3:36am
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How about an ABC?  2 of everything is simple and delicious.


2 cups butter

2 cups shortening (Crisco)

2 Tablespoons flavoring (can be any you want or combination, which is highly suggested)

2 pounds powder sugar.


*Nothing else * is used in this recipe.


Cream butter & shortening well - up to 10 minutes.  Add about 1/3 or the sugar; cream 10 minutes; add another 1/3 of the sugar and the flavoring; cream 10 minutes.  Add remaining sugar and cream another 10 minutes.

This is a NON crusting recipe.

If you need/want it to crust, just reduce the butter OR Crisco by 1 cup OR reduce *each* by 1/2 cup.

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Annabakescakes Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 4:43am
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A*or double the powdered sugar. If you want it to crust ;-)

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Cupcations Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 12:42am
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Indydebi's Crisco-Based Buttercream Icing, you can never go wrong!

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