I need to make enough buttercream frosting to cover about 300 mini cupcakes for a party, I've tried making buttercream frosting before and can't stand the taste, I can taste the cornstarch in it. is there anything I can do so that it doesn't taste awful.
this was basically what I tried yesterday,
1 cup butter
4 cups powder sugar
and about 2tsp vanilla
plus some food coloring
I could see that the cornstarch was clumping together in small visible dots all over the place, the consistency was still runny, but I am wondering if I had over beaten it, I was watching a video that said to beat the butter for 5 minutes before adding anything else then beat 2 minutes between each addition of sugar, I had added the milk with the first cup of sugar and the vanilla and food coloring at the end
All I could taste was sweet and cornstarch couldn't taste anything else, though my kids both said it was fine
I was using the walmart brand of powder sugar, just bought some C&H to try
You may try other brands, or you could just purchase powdered sugar without cornstarch, you'll have to research a bit, it is available for purchase.
Make a Swiss meringue buttercream. The ingredients are butter, sugar, egg whites and whatever flavoring you like.
Sweetapolita has a great blog post on the process of making it....this is the recipe I swear by